Shatavari / Asparagus Racemosus is a queen of herbs in Ayurveda!
Ayurveda is a science of life, a treasure house of wisdom for lifestyle and food habits, and a medicinal system that is deep rooted covering all aspects of a meaningful life. Ayurveda has provided medical research and the world of medicine an insight of side effects from medicines. One of the miracles of Ayurveda is Shatavari.
Ayurveda generally considers Shatavari as the queen of herbs. Shatavari means ‘curer of a hundred diseases’, which completely justifies its qualities. It helps especially the female reproductive system, i.e. it improves the fertility health in a woman and also helps to improve the sexual potency in men. It also supports the health of the human digestive system. The scientific name for Shatavari is Asparagus Racemosus. It is considered as a reproductive tonic and a powerful adaptogen.
Shatavari has multiple life changing health benefits
It is rich in galactose, arabinose, steroidal, glycosides and saponins. Asparagus racemosus is also known as the plant of hundred roots because each plant roughly has a hundred roots.
- The powdered dried root of Shatavari is used in Ayurveda for dyspepsia (indigestion).
- It’s leaf is crushed into juice which is used to balance the Vata and Pitta of Human Body.
- Shatavari’s mild diuretic action addresses the need in bladder infections.
- It is known to promote good health of female reproductive system, helps in balancing of hormones, and also a super food for healthy pregnancy.
- For men, it promotes size, strength, and stiffness to the penis.
- It helps in improving the sperm count of a man.
- It stimulates the immune system and removes the toxins from the body.
- It calms the nerves and nourishes the brain helping the people with problems such as anxiety and depression.
- Shatavari is useful to consume if a person is suffering from a cough, dysentery, diarrhea, dehydration, chronic fever, infertility, stomach ulcers, herpes, hyperacidity, and much more.
Shatavari is widely used by cancer patients as it protects the people from the after effects of chemotherapy.
- It has the powerful anti-inflammatory effects for kidneys, stomach, lungs, and sexual organs.
- It is a miracle for breastfeeding mothers as it helps in the lactation process and increases the amount of milk in breasts.
- It acts as a blood cleanser and can be used by the fitness and sports professionals in the purification of blood after the use of supplements and steroids.
- It also nourishes the ovum and is good for AIDS.
- It helps against spasms, pain, and insomnia.
- It helps in balancing the pH level of the vagina which improves the chances of pregnancy by providing a fertile environment for sperm.
Shatavari has helped people from all over the world in improving their lives from more than 200 years
It is mostly used as a reproductive tonic. Women of all ages, who have their menses started, can use Shatavari for better fertility and reproductive cycle. It helps for the regulation of periodical cycle, ovulation and fertility, pregnancy, childbirth and proper flow of breast milk. Shatavari also helps regulate the irritation, irregular memory, and dryness during menopause.
It also benefits the male reproductive system. The properties of Shatavari help in increasing reproductive fluids and support a healthy sperm count.
It is beneficial against acidic digestion. In both the intestines, it promotes a healthy inflammatory response. Shatavari calms the nerves and nourishes the brain too.
Unfortunately, due to poorly maintained habitat, deforestation, and destructive harvesting, it has been declared endangered. Along with other endangered herbs, it can now be found at India’s Shatavar Vatika Park, a botanical place solely dedicated to research and preservation.