Shatavari(Asparagus racemosus)-A traditional Uterine Tonic from Ayurveda.
Shatavari(ശതാവരി or Asparagus racemosus)
Shatavari (ശതാവരി or Asparagus racemosus) is commonly known as satavar, shatavari, or shatamull.This is found in Nepal, Sri Lanka and India.In India, it is especially found in the regions of Himalayas.This grows one to two metres in height.
It is a woody climbing plant.It has very small leaves and it looks like needles.The flowers are very small and white in colour.Its fruits are like round berries which are blackish red in colour.And the roots of the plant are light brown in colour, they are soft and flexible.The roots are sweet and bitter.This has been used for medicinal purposes .
Asparagus(ശതാവരി) is called as Queen of Herbs.In Sanskrit it is known as shatmuli,that is a plant with hundred roots.In Hindi, it is called as shatavari meaning one possessing a hundred husbands. This is because of its immense medicinal property.This plant is rich in calcium, minerals, zinc and B- complex vitamins.
Asparagus (ശതാവരി) is mainly used in Ayurveda for sexual debility, infertility, menopausal symptoms in women, galactagogue, and uterine bleeding problems.Roots of the plant contain Copper, Manganese, Zinc and Cobalt.
Shatavari(Asparagus racemosus) as Uterine Tonic
Asparagus (ശതാവരി) is considered as Reproductive Tonic in Ayurveda.Asparagus can be used in any problems related to the women reproductive cycle.This can be used to improve women’s health.This helps in improving female fertility.This herb helps to regulate hormonal stability in the body.The imbalance in the hormonal stability may lead to an irregular menstrual cycle.This acts as diuretic and also helps to remove toxins through urine.Thus this can be considered as an effective hormone balance for female.
The Asparagus (ശതാവരി) helps the female to make capable of generating healthy ova.So that it is best used for female infertility.This herb helps the female reproductive organs for preparing pregnancy.And it helps in nourishing the womb and ova.Also, prevents miscarriage.
Asparagus (ശതാവരി) can be used for the females of all the ages.This can be used for the oestrogen deficiency .This may lead to many problems related to the reproductive system in females.The main problems are hysterectomy which is the removal of uterus and oophorectomy which is the removal of ovaries.The herb is effective in this problem as it contains phytoestrogen(this is a plant oestrogen).This can be also used for bleeding.
- Asparagus is a natural way to increase breast milk production.
- This can be used for circulatory, digestive, respiratory problems.
- An effective medicine for hyperacidity, stomach ulcers and bronchial infections.
- As it has an anti-fungal effect it can be used for infections.
- The roots of the plant are very effective in lowering blood glucose level thus this exhibits an anti-diabetic property.
- Stimulates Immune System.The root and root extracts stimulate the immune cells in our body.