Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Shatavari

shatavariSo many herbs thrive near our surroundings and we do not know their healing qualities. Not any more, keep reading this column and your herbal gyaan is going to benefit.

Shatavari

Botanical name—Asparagus racemosus
Hindi—Shatavari
English—Indian Asparagus

Shatavari is a climbing plant, which grows in low jungle areas. This herb is equivalent of ashwagandha in men and rejuvenates female reproductive organs. In Ayurveda this amazing herb is known as the “Queen of Herbs” because it promotes love and devotion.

Healing properties

Reproductive health. Shatavari tones, cleanses, nourishes, and strengthens the female reproductive organs. It is traditionally used for Premenstrual syndrome, dysmenorrhea—painful periods, menopause and pelvic inflammatory disease like endometriosis.

  • Regular use of this herb prevents miscarriage in women.
  • Post delivery shatavari acts as a tonic for women. It helps to increase lactation and supports the body through fluctuating hormone levels.

For menopausal women–Shatavari is crucial in maintaining health of menopausal women. Estrogen level goes down in menopausal women. With the loss of protective cover of estrogen, women are equally at risk for heart diseases as men do. Bone loss process also accelerates in women. Rich in phytoestrogens—plant based estrogens it supplements the diminishing estrogen levels of menopausal women. Clinical studies suggest that plant estrogens are better than synthetic hormones.

For men– It is a nutritive tonic similar to ginseng. Shatavari is a gentle herb, which regulates growth, and is calming in nature. Along with Ashwagandha and Brahmi, it is excellent for children. It is also recommended for seniors and is a soothing and calming herb.

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Category: Herb Wise
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