Asparagus Racemosus or Shatavari is an Ayurveda herb widely recommended for women to enhance lactation in nursing mothers and for general feminine reproductive health. it is a natural galactagogue – helps to boost prolactin levels and increases milk supply in nursing mothers. It helps to nourish a woman’s reproductive system and makes the womb ready for conception by maintaining a healthy mucous lining. Shatavari is very effective in maintaining healthy hormonal balance in women and regularizing menstruation.
The term Shatavari means a woman with “one hundred husbands” possibly derived from the plant’s hundred tuberous roots.
Shatavari grows in tropical parts of India and in the Himalayas. It is also found in southern Asia, Africa, and Australia. It is a bitter and sweet herb, well known for its tonic and therapeutic properties.
Shatavari – The Queen of Herbs
Shatavari is considered natures’ gift to women and is often called the “queen of herbs”. It helps to nourish a woman’s reproductive system and makes the womb ready for conception by maintaining a healthy mucous lining. Shatavari is very effective in maintaining healthy hormonal balance in women and regularizing menstruation. It helps to alleviate PMS and enhance libido in women
Shatavari is widely used as a postnatal tonic and is a very effective galactagogue. It enhances the secretion of milk during lactation and helps to increase the quantity as well as the quality of the breast milk. Shatavari restores hormonal balance and rejuvenates the body after childbirth.
Shatavari has high medicinal value and can be used to treat various medical conditions in women as well as men across all ages. The herb that contains a large amount of mucilage has an effective effect of strengthening sex and anti-spasm
In women, Shatavari helps to:-
Keep the female reproductive organs toned and nourished
Treat infertility and prevent abortion
Treat Irregular Menstruation and Ovulation
Treat premenstrual syndrome – PMS and dysmenorrhea
It relieves pain and controls the loss of blood during menstruation
Treat amenorrhea, leucorrhea
Delay early onset of menopause
Treat pelvic inflammatory diseases
Shatavari is also a great general tonic for people of all ages and can be used to improve strength in the human body. It strengthens muscle tone, moistens the dry tissues in the lungs, kidney, and stomach and is also used to treat male impotence.
The green, shiny, small leaves and finger-like, cluster roots are used for various medicinal purposes. The oil extract is used for general body massages, headaches, and applied to strengthen the muscle and joints in the body. The paste prepared from the fresh green leaves of Shatavari is applied on the affected parts of the skin during smallpox to reduce the burning sensation. The fresh juice from the roots is mixed with honey and helps to reduce the pain in tumors.
Shatavari as a general tonic:
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