Shatavari: A Cure for Hundred Diseases
Shatavari is a plant belonging to Asparagus species and it is also known as Satavar, Shatamuli, and Vrishya.
Its botanical name is Asparagus Racemosus. The Shatavari plant is considered endangered now because of destructive harvesting and deforestation in the regions where it is grown.
An Asparagus Racemosus is a climber, a woody climber which grows up to 1-2 meters in height. Shatavari`s leaves are like pine needles. Its flowers are white in color with spikes and the plant grows in regions which are at a lower height (lower altitude) and in the tropical climate. Shatavari is grown throughout Asia, Africa, and Australia.
The medicinal use of Shatavari has been recognized in Ayurveda for centuries now.
Shatavari is very beneficial in supporting the female reproductive system and also in supporting our digestive system in case of excess of Pitta. In Hindi, Shatavari can be translated as a cure for hundred diseases and also, as the one hundred husbands. (Var means husband).
According to a research study published in Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease, Asparagus Racemosus or Shatavari can help in strengthening the immune system by improving the functioning of macrophages. Macrophages are immune cells which are responsible for digesting cancer cells and organisms that are potentially destructive.
Shatavari is popularly used as a reproductive tonic and it is being relied on for all stages of a women`s reproductive cycle, menarche- when the menstrual cycles begin and supporting women through the natural transitions of menses, ovulation, and fertility. Shatavari also supports the urine strength during pregnancy. It is a magical tonic for a woman throughout her life, as it will also help you during childbirth and in ensuring smooth lactation and also during menopause. Shatavari helps in dealing with various concerns related to menopause like hot flashes, irregular memory, and vaginal dryness.
Shatavari is a natural Aphrodisiac, a substance which c an help in increasing the libido (sexual drive) and hence, it is beneficial for men as well. It can help men in the treatment of general sexual debility and impotence.
Stomach Ulcers can also be treated using Shatavari and also, diarrhea and hyperacidity. The dry and irritated membranes in our upper respiratory tract are smoothened by Shatavari, to help in the cure of Bronchitis and Chronic Fevers. The adaptogenic properties of Shatavari make it a beneficial de-stress-er as well, as it helps in minimizing the effects of stress on our nervous system.
To summarize, Shatavari is beneficial in:
- Smooth Functioning of Female Reproductive System
- Ensuring Health during Pregnancy
- Ensuring smooth lactation Post Childbirth
- Smooth Functioning of Male Reproductive System
- To increase the libido
- Managing Menopause related Concerns- Hot Flashes, Mood Swings, Vaginal Dryness etc
- Relief from Joint Pain, Weakness of Muscles, Stress-Related Headaches and Body Pain
- Treatment of Stomach Ulcers
- Treatment of Diarrhea & Hyperacidity
Benefits of Amrutam Nari Sondarya Malt:
- Treatment of Dysmenorrhoea
- Treatment of Depression
- Skin Treatment- Acne, Redness, Inflammation
- Maintaining Health of the Female Reproductive System
- Improving Fertility
- Improving Libido
- Relief for Menopause related concerns- Hot Flashes, Improper Sleep, Vaginal Dryness, Loss of Libido, Mood Swings etc