Asparagus racemosus (A. racemosus) belongs to family Liliaceae and commonly known as Satawar, Satamuli, Satavari found at low altitudes throughout India. The dried roots of the plant are used as drug. The roots are said to be tonic and diuretic and galactgogue, the drug has ulcer healing effect probably via strenthening the mucosal resistance or cytoprotection.
Shatavari helps in reducing mental stress and anxiety and stimulates the hormones for increasing libido in both men and women. It also increases virility and stamina in men.
Although Shatavari is mostly used for the female reproductive system, it is also beneficial towards improving men’s health. The root powder has powerful spermatogenic properties that are extremely useful for treating teratospermia (i.e. abnormal sperm shape), oligospermia (i.e. low sperm count), hypospermia (low volume of semen), asthenozoospermia (i.e. sperm motility), and enhances spermatogenesis (i.e. sperm production).
Shatavari holds high significance in lactating women to boost the secretion of milk from the mammary glands. This is extremely beneficial towards the young ones since breast milk is ideal for their nourishment and strengthening their immune system. It not only heals the new mom after childbirth but also helps in improving the production of breastmilk for feeding the newborn.
Shatavari is an ancient ayurvedic concoction of shatavari and elaichi that not only enhances the production of breast milk but also reduces pain, fatigue and general weakness in the mother. It bestows energy and overall nourishment to the new mom and effectively balances the Pitta and Vata doshas. Apart from the new mom, this formulation can also be taken by women of all ages to improve immunity and stamina during their menstruation, post-natal period and also during pregnancy.
Shatavari is known for its influence on the adrenal glands. Imbibed with phytoestrogenic bio-active components, Shatavari is crucial in keeping the hormonal balance, battling menstrual cramps, and providing relief from mood swings, depression, insomnia, hot flashes, sweating etc during the menstrual cycle.
Shatavari is one such ayurvedic herb that has been found to have a positive effect on the heart. Being a natural antioxidant and a cardio-protective herb, it plays a crucial role in treating a host of heart ailments. It relaxes the cardiac system, by soothing the mind, which is extremely advantageous for patients suffering from arrhythmias and palpitations.
Shatavari is known as an excellent digestive herb. The anti-flatulent property of the root powder of this climber reduces the formation of gas in the alimentary canal, thus preventing flatulence, bloating and abdominal distension. It also reduces indigestion, increases appetite, and promotes better absorption of nutrients in the body.
The powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-ulcer properties of shatavari roots play a key role in treating different types of ulcers like peptic ulcer, ulcerative colitis, canker sores, or mouth ulcers, etc.
he excellent hypoglycaemic property of shatavari plays a significant role in alleviating the blood sugar level of the body. The production of insulin from the pancreatic β-cells becomes active on taking shatavari root powder. It helps to reduce the breakdown of starch into glucose which in turn leads to low blood glucose levels.
Shatavari is considered as an absolute remedy for all sorts of respiratory troubles. Owing to its prevailing anti-inflammatory, anti-biotic, and anti-asthmatic properties, the root powder holds high significance in treating the common cold, cough and flu symptoms. It also thins and loosens rheum deposits within the chest and nasal cavities and hence eases breathing and helps the body to get rid of mucus. It is also beneficial in treating bronchitis and asthmatic conditions.
The wealth of flavonoids in shatavari, helps the body shed excess weight faster. Being loaded with dietary fibres and essential nutrients, when taken regularly, shatavari not only satiates the hunger pangs but also prevents overeating, hence playing a crucial role in one’s weight loss regimen.
People having an allergic reaction to the asparagus plant family should avoid consuming Shatavari formulations. These allergic reactions can be in the form of rashes, itchy eyes & skin, dizziness, fast heart rate or worsening of asthma symptoms.
Although the plant has been reported being extremely beneficial in treating umpteen health conditions, it is still necessary to consume its prescribed amount. An excess of it may lead to certain complications.
- Fast heart rate
- Itchy Eyes
- Itchy Skin
- Difficulty breathing
Do not use if seal is broken.
Store in a cool, dry place
Keep out of sight and reach of children
100gm serving of shatavri contain:
Calories: 20,000 Cal
Dietary fiber: 2,100 mg
Carbohydrates: 3,380 mg
Protein: 2,200 mg
Vitamin C: 5.6 mg
Vitamin E: 1.13 mg
Vitamin K: 0.0416 mg
Folates: 0.052 mg
Niacin: 0.978 mg
Thiamin: 0.143 mg
Selenium: 0.0023 mg
Zinc: 0.54 mg
Iron: 1.14 mg
Manganese: 0.158 mg
Calcium: 24 mg
Alpha-carotene: 0.009 mg
Beta carotene: 0.449 mg
Lutein-zeaxanthin: 0.719 mg