It is very useful in conditions like cystitis and urethritis, conditions in which a person experiences difficulty to pass urine.
Shatavari is “Shukrala”. Shukrala means that which increases shukra dhathu in men. An increase in shukra dhatu helps in conditions like low sperm count, low sperm motility and less ejaculation fluid.
In women it can give support in irregular menstrual bleeding. It also increases quantity of milk in lactating mothers.
It is excellent for burning sensations in the stomach and aches in the limbs.
Shatavari balances Vata and Pitta dosha.
While taking Shathavari Ghrita one should avoid the intake of spicy and sour food. Also, usage of horse gram and asafoetida should be avoided. This preparation can safely be taken for 2-4 months.
Research has found that shatavari root possesses diuretic activity.2 A diuretic is a class of drugs that increases the excretion of urine. It is usually recommended when fluid has accumulated in the body (edema).
Digestive Health With Shatavari
In Ayurveda it is said that all the diseases begin in the gut. Therefore, it is very important to keep the gut clean and healthy. Research has found that shatavari root is useful in cleansing the gut. It improves digestion by increasing the activity of the digestive enzymes lipase and amylase.3
Shathavari Ghrita For Women’s Health
Shatavari is very commonly known as a female tonic. Shatavari increases female libido, moistens dry tissues of sexual organs, reduces and cures inflammation of sexual organs, and enhances ovulation. Thus shatavari is very beneficial for female infertility. It also is known to assist in the prevention of miscarriages and prepares the womb for conception.
Shatavari is also very useful in the treatment of problems related to menstruation such as irregular bleeding, premenstrual syndrome and dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation). It reduces abdominal cramps and spasms that usually take place during menstruation.4
Shatavari Ghrita For Mental Depression And Stress
The adaptogen property of shatavari in Shatavari Ghrita makes it ideal in the treatment of improving mental health.
The anti-stress properties of shatavari are due to the presence of flavonoids, polyphenols and saponins. They reduce the production of stress hormones and increase the production of hormones or chemicals that make one feel calm and happy.5
Self medication with this medicine is strictly not recommended. Take this only under strict medical supervision. Overdosage may cause diarrhea and abdominal discomfort.
Please consult a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner before trying the remedies mentioned in this article.
1 Sahasrayogam Ghrita Prakarana 23, AFI Vol. 2, 6:4.
2 Kumar, M. C., A. L. Udupa, K. Sammodavardhana, U. P. Rathnakar, U. Shvetha, and G. P. Kodancha. “Acute Toxicity and Diuretic Studies of the Roots of Asparagus Racemosus Willd in Rats.” The West Indian Medical Journal. U.S. National Library of Medicine, Jan. 2010. Web. 04 July 2017.
3 Braun, Lesley, and Marc Cohen. “Herbs and Natural Supplements, Volume 2.” Google Books. Elsevier Health Sciences, 2015, n.d. Web. 04 July 2017.
4 Sharma, Komal, and Maheep Bhatnagar. “Asparagus Racemosus (Shatavari): A Versatile Female Tonic.” International Journal Of Pharmaceutical & Biological Archive. IJPBA, 28 May 2011. Web. 4 July 2017.
5 Dhingra, Dinesh, and Vaibhav Kumar. “Pharmacological Evaluation for Antidepressant-like Activity of Asparagus Racemosus Willd. In Mice.” Pharmacology Online 3 (2007): 133-52. Print. https://pharmacologyonline.silae.it/files/archives/2007/vol3/11_Dhingra.pdf