|Shatavari considered both a general tonic and a female reproductive tonic.|
In terms of the Ayurvedic doshas, Shatavari contains both the bitter and sweet tastes. It balances both Vata and Pitta, but can mildly increase Kapha if taken in excess.
There are many Indian herbs that treat many diseases the natural way. Among many herbs, one herb called Shatavari is mainly used for treating women related health issues. The name Shatavari itself define it as the best friend of women. Shatavari is a Sanskrit term that means ‘woman with hundred husbands’. It’s meaning is enough to tell its usefulness for women’s health. However, Shatavari is also used to cure many other diseases.
Uses of Shatavari
The herbal extracts obtained from the roots, stem, and leaves are applied to therapeutic uses of shatavari.
• Root extract is administered to the patients of diarrhea, chronic colic, and dysentery.
• Milk processed from shatavari root is given to patients having dyspepsia and diarrhea.
• Boiled leaves of shatavari dipped in clarified butter or ghee are applied to boils and small pox eruptions.
• Juice of the shatavari bark is mixed with milk and given to women for strengthening their reproductive system and as treatment for gonorrhea.
• The extract from the roots is boiled with ghee, milk and honey and given for treating seminal weakness and general debility.
How Shatavari Helps Women?
Shatavari is considered the best friend of womens health due to the following reasons.
• Shatavari is capable of curing all problems related to female reproductive system.
• It minimizes the complications related to menstrual cycles including pain, loss of blood and other fluids during menstrual cycle.
• It balances the female hormonal system.
• It helps in reducing inflammation of female sexual organs.
• It cures tiredness and morning sickness
• It is useful in issues related to infertility, leucorrhea, and in regulating ovulation which occurs during the menopause cycle.
• When combined with Kama Duba, it is a good treatment for women experiencing hot flashes.
• It may cause skin reactions and pulmonary allergic reactions in some people.
• Patients with edema due to kidney disorder or impaired heart function should not use shatavari.
• It is not advised for pregnant women.