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Benefits of Shatavari And Its Side Effects

Shatavari can easily cure gastric problems, rheumatism, fevers, headaches and hormonal imbalances. It can also reduce anxiety and stress to a great extent. One of the most important uses of Shatavari is that it helps to produce breast milk in new mothers and helps with mood swings and fertility issues. Consuming Shatavari regularly can also heal respiratory tract problems. It is a natural antibiotic and also acts as a diuretic.

Benefits of Shatavari And Its Side Effects

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Shatavari
Nutritional Value of Shatavari
Health Benefits of Shatavari
Gastric problems can be cured
It can cure an array of medical conditions
Relieves stress and anxiety
Helps with Breast milk production
Reduces mood swings
Can assist in fertility issues
Good for the respiratory tract
Acts as a diuretic
Natural antibiotic
Uses of Shatavari
Side-Effects & Allergies of Shatavari
Cultivation of Shatavari

Shatavari

Shatavari is a species in the family of asparagus which is found in all parts of India, Srilanka, Nepal and the Himalayas. It can also be found in southern parts of China, Africa, Asia and India. It can grow up to 3 feet to 7 feet tall and emerges in rocky soils in piedmont plains which are slightly elevated. This plant is also known as Asparagus racemosus. The name ‘Shatawari’ denotes ‘the curer of hundred diseases.’ Shatavari has small pine like needles which are called phylloclades which are shiny green and uniform. During July, small white flowers emerge from spiky stems and during September, globular, blackish and purple berries pop up.

Nutritional Value of Shatavari

Shatavari is a very important medicine and has usually been used since ages in subtropical and tropical India. It contains sarsasapogenin and 4 saponin compounds which is called Shatavari I-VI. This medicine is also present in traditional medicine systems such as Siddha, Unani and Ayurveda. It is generally used for the treatment of galactogogue, dyspepsia, gastric ulcers, etc. There have been studies which prove that, this plant is ideal for dealing with nervous disorders. It can be consumed as a health tonic for better immunity or hyperacidity.

Health Benefits of Shatavari

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Shatavari
Health Benefits of Shatavari

Gastric problems can be cured

Shatavari is known to treat gastric problems. The dried roots are turned into powder and it can be made into a juice. The consumption of this juice is ideal to cure ulcers and other ailments occurring in the gastrointestinal tract. If this plant is consumed regularly, it can also cure gastroparesis. This disease usually causes diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain and heartburn.

It can cure an array of medical conditions

Shatavari is very beneficial for the body and can act as a diuretic so that excess fluid can be removed from the body. The boiled leaves on the Shatavari can be used to cure hormonal imbalances, rheumatism, fever and headaches. In most cases, it can also help diabetes patients by controlling their blood sugar levels to a great extent.

Relieves stress and anxiety

Due to work pressure, performance pressure, education and mental traumas stress has become a daily part of our lives. We usually ignore it and the next thing we know is, it makes us under-perform and makes it difficult to lead a happy life. Stress and tension can easily be reduced by Shatavari due to its ability to strengthen the immune system. This helps our mind and body to relax and cope up with everyday challenges which might cause tension and anxiety.

Helps with Breast milk production

Young mothers usually find it difficult to breast feed their newborns due to very little milk production. This can happen due to a variety of reasons such as anaemia, low blood pressure or simply stress. Consuming Shatavari everyday helps to facilitate and regulate milk production. This method is ideal for the nourishment of young babies so that their immune system becomes stronger. Also Shatavari is a natural herb so it doesn’t cause any harm to the child.

Reduces mood swings

Mood swings are more common in women than in men. This can occur due to menstruation, pregnancy or hormonal problems. Mood swings can not only spoil our mood but also make it difficult for us to interact with people. Consuming Shatavari on a regular basis can help to combat mood swings easily.

Can assist in fertility issues

Becoming a parent is one of the most joyous experience in someone’s life, but sadly for some people fertility problems restrict them from leading a happy life. Shatavari is a powerful herb and is full of beneficial ingredients, so by consuming it fertility problems can be kept at bay and the chances of conception becomes high.

Good for the respiratory tract

Respiratory problems can be very fatal if it is not treated on time. It causes breathing problems and bronchitis. Regular consumption of Shatavari can help reduce ailments of the respiratory tract and is also helpful in cases of asthma patients.

Acts as a diuretic

Shatvari helps to fight against urinary tract problems and infections. It also maintains health of the urinary bladder. Apart from this, regular consumption of Shatvari can help to reduce kidney stones in size and sometime cure it completely.

Natural antibiotic

Often we experience diseases which are a result of certain infection, Shatvari acts as a natural anti-biotic to cure diseases like Staphyoloccus, E.coli, dysenteriae and cholera. It also helps to make the immune system much stronger so that it can prevent life threatening diseases from occurring.

Uses of Shatavari

Shatavari is ideal for people who require stress or anxiety therapy. It increases resistance in both women and men. Shatavari is very useful for relieving menstrual symptoms, improving vision, purifying the blood, improving anti-inflammatory conditions of the body and treating abdominal tumours.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Shatavari

Shatavari can also have some side effects which include breast tenderness. This usually occurs because it contains the same properties as oestrogen, so someone with a high oestrogen level can face breast pain and tenderness. It can also lead to variation in breast size for a woman which might not be comfortable for them. Shatavari should be avoided by people who have kidney or heart disorders as consuming it might prove fatal. Weight gain can also occur for some people. However it is important to buy Shatavari from a certified and authentic source to avoid any problem.

Cultivation of Shatavari

Shatavari is generally found in Africa, Australia, India and Asia. A tropical and warm climate is ideal for this herb to grow and flourish. It also grows in shady areas which have low attitude. Granules can be prepared from the dried root which is usually consumed by mixing it into teas, drinks and dishes.

Popular Questions & Answers

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MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
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Dear doctors I would like to know which are the routine herbal medicine for increasing stamina.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Varanasi
अश्वगंधा शतावर सफेद मुसली इन दवाओं का इस्तेमाल अब स्टेमिना बढ़ाने के लिए कर सकते हो
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I have PCOS due to which I have severe dandruff and thinning of my hair please suggest remedy. And weight loss due to pregnancy I have 1.5 years old baby. Please advice

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Gurgaon
Hi, Lybrate-user, wash your hair with curd use shatavari powder for weight gain. For treatment consult us on Lybrate.

I want to know that is ashwagandha and shatavari mixture is good for weight and muscles gain. And also want to know that that what quantity and how much quantity should I take to adapt good result. Can I use this mixture with my break fast.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Jalgaon
yes it will be helpful but along with it you have to follow your diet and daily regimen.as per your details no need to increase your weight just maintain it up to 70

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शतावरी के फायदे

INSTITUTE OF ALTERNATIVE MEDICINES
Ayurveda, Delhi
शतावरी के फायदे

शतावरी के फायदे

  • आयुर्वेद में लंबे समय से किया जा रहा है शतावरी का इस्‍तेमाल।
  • एक या दो इंच तक का हो सकता है शतावरी का पौधा।
  • नींद न आने की कारगर औषधि है शतावरी।
  • खांसी के लिए भी किया जाता है शतावरी का प्रयोग।

 
शतावरी बहुत पहले से महत्‍वपूर्ण औषधि के रूप में प्रयोग की जा रही है। इसका प्रयोग कई प्रकार के रोगों में किया जाता है। शतावरी झाड़ीनुमा पौधा होता है जिसमें फूल व मंजरियां एक व दो इंच लंबे या गुच्‍छे में लगे होते हैं। शतावरी को शुक्रजनन, शीतल, मधुर एवं दिव्‍य रसायन माना जाता है। 
Benefits of shatavari

कैंसर के मरीजों के लिए यह बहुत ही कारगर औषधि है। नींद न आने की समस्‍या, खांसी, सिरदर्द, आदि के लिए यह बहुत फायदेमंद है। आइए हम आपको बताते हैं कि शतावरी के अन्‍य गुणों के बारे में।

शतावरी के गुण कैंसर के लिए
शतावरी में एंटी-ऑक्‍सीडेंट होता है, जो कि कैंसररोधी है। इसके अलावा शतावरी में विटामिन ए, बी, सी, पोटैशियम और जिंक पाया जाता है। इसमें हिस्‍टोन नामक प्रोटीन पाया जाता है जो कि कैंसर के उपचार में योगदान देते हैं।

खांसी के लिए
अडूसे का रस, शतावरी का रस और मिश्री मिलाकर चाटने या तीनों को मिलाकर चूर्ण बनाकर खाने से खांसी समाप्‍त हो जाती है। सूखी खांसी के लिए यह बहुत फायदेमंद है। कफ में खून आने की बीमारी में भी शतावरी खाने से लाभ होता है।

शक्तिवर्द्धन के लिए
शतावरी के चूर्ण को दूध में डाल कर बनाई खीर या पाक बना कर खाने से पुरूषों में यौन शक्ति बढ़ती है।

अनिद्रा के लिए
अनिद्रा के शिकार लोगों के लिए शतावरी बहुत ही फायदेमंद है। शतावरी का पांच से दस ग्राम चूर्ण, 10-15 ग्राम घी तथा दूध में डालकर नींद न आने की समस्‍या समाप्‍त हो जाएगी।

बुखार के लिए
ज्वर होने पर शतावरी और गिलोय का रस गुड़ में मिलाकर लेने से फायदा होता है। शतावरी से सामान्‍य और तेज दोनों प्रकार के बुखार में फायदा होता है।

सिरदर्द के लिए
माइग्रेन जैसे सिरदर्द के लिए शतावरी बहुत कारगर औषधि है। शतावरी को कूट कर रस निकाल लीजिए। बराबर हिस्‍सों में शतावरी का रस और तिल का तेल मिलाकर सिर पर मालिश करने से सिरदर्द होना बंद हो जाता है। इससे आधाशीशी रोग में आराम मिलता है।

खूनी दस्त आने पर
गीली शतावरी पीसकर दूध में मिला लीजिए, फिर कपड़े से छान कर या रस में घी मिलाकर पका लीजिए। खूनी दस्‍त आने पर इसका इस्‍तेमाल कीजिए, आराम मिलेगा।

शतावरी बहुत ही फायदेमंद पौधा है। इसे सामान्‍य दिनों में भी प्रयोग करने से कई प्रकार के सामान्‍य रोग भी नही होते हैं। सामान्‍य दिनों में प्रयोग करने के लिए, 4-5 मिनट पानी में उबालकर मिक्‍सर से फेंट दीजिए। इसे फ्रिज में रखिए और दो-दो चम्‍मच सुबह शाम प्रयोग कीजिए।
 

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PCOS And Hair Loss Treatment

B.A.M.S, M.D In Ayurvedic Medicine
Ayurveda, Amritsar
PCOS And Hair Loss Treatment

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS is very common amongst women of reproductive age. This condition affects the ovaries and is one of the leading causes of infertility. Increased hair fall is one of the other effects of this disease. According to Ayurveda, PCOS brings the Kapha dosha that normally can be found in the upper half of the body downwards along with the Pitta dosha. This affects the Prana-Vyana-Apana axis. One of the impacts of this misbalance is a loss of nutrition to tissues including the hair follicles. Without proper nutrition, the hair follicles begin to die and fall off.

Thus, addressing the Prana-Vyana-Apana axis is one way to treat hair fall caused by PCOS. Some forms of Ayurvedic treatment that can be used for this include:

  • Sarvangadhara: This involves pouring medicated oils or milk or decoction over the body as per the condition of patient.
  • Shirodhara: In this form of treatment, milkor medicated oils etc. are poured in a continuous stream over the head.
  • Udwarthana: Dry Powder massage for removal of Kapha or ama dosha.
  • Abhyanga: A massage with medicated Oil or Ghrutam.
  • Swedana: Sweat inducing treatments for elimination of toxins.

Other forms of Ayurvedic Medicaments & Panchkarma treatment that may be used to treat PCOS and hair fall associated with it are:

  • Panchakarma: It means 5 therapies. These 5 therapies (i.e Vaman, Virechan, Basti, Nasyam, Raktamokshan) themselves vary from case to case. This helps deal with a number of issues caused by PCOS. For example, it helps regulate body weight, hormonal secretions, removes toxins, decreases resistance to insulin and enhances metabolism. The effect of this can also be seen on hair growth as hair fall is lessened and hair regrowth is enhanced.
  • Ayurvedic Medicaments or Herbal Remedies: A number of herbs also have a beneficial effect on hair fall caused by PCOS. They stimulate ovulation and regulate menstruation to balance hormone levels, destroy cysts in the ovaries, regulate blood flow during menstruation and aid in natural conception. Some of these herbs include Ashokarishta, Shatavari, Rajapravartini vati, Kumaryasava, Dashamoola kashayam etc which has to be taken as per the condition of body under the guidance of expert Ayurvedic onsultants.
  • Yoga:  Specific Yoga asanas are  beneficial for hair loss along with treating PCOS. It helps release stress and eases the symptoms associated with PCOS including hair fall.
  • Pranayama is one of the primary yoga exercises beneficial for PCOS. This helps relax the mind and detoxify the system. Other yoga asanas that can help reduce hair fall include the Suryanamaskar, Bhujangasana, Sirsasana, Salabhasana, Sarvangasana, and Badhakonasana, Vakrasana.

Along with this, it is necessary to eat a well-balanced diet, avoid junk food, get adequate sleep at night and meditate regularly to improve one’s emotional health.

 

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Hair Fall Due To PCOS - How It Can Be Treated?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) And Naturopath (ND)
Ayurveda, Surat
Hair Fall Due To PCOS - How It Can Be Treated?

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS is very common amongst women of reproductive age. This condition affects the ovaries and is one of the leading causes of infertility. Increased hair fall is one of the other effects of this disease. According to Ayurveda, PCOS brings the Kapha dosha that normally can be found in the upper half of the body downwards along with the Pitta dosha. This affects the Prana-Vyana-Apana axis. One of the impacts of this disbalance is a loss of nutrition to tissues including the hair follicles. Without proper nutrition, the hair follicles begin to die and fall off.

Thus, addressing the Prana-Vyana-Apana axis is one way to treat hair fall caused by PCOS. Some forms of Ayurvedic treatment that can be used for this include:

  • Sarvangadhara: This involves pouring medicated oils and milk over the body.
  • ShirodharaIn this form of treatment, milk and medicated oils are poured in a continuous stream over the head.
  • Udwarthana or powder massage
  • Abhyangaor a massage with medicated oil
  • Swedana or sweat inducing treatments

Other forms of Ayurvedic treatment that may be used to treat PCOS and hair fall associated with it are:

  1. PanchakarmaPanchakarma means 5 therapies. The 5 therapies themselves vary from case to case. This helps deal with a number of issues caused by PCOS. For example, it helps regulate body weight, hormonal secretions, removes toxins, decreases resistance to insulin and enhances metabolism. The effect of this can also be seen on hair growth as hair fall is lessened and hair regrowth is enhanced.
  2. Herbal Remedies: A number of herbs also have a beneficial effect on hair fall caused by PCOS. They stimulate ovulation and regulate menstruation to balance hormone levels, destroy cysts in the ovaries, regulate blood flow during menstruation and aid in natural conception. Some of these herbs include Ashokarishta, Shatavari, Raja pravartinivati, Kumaryasava, Dashamoolakashayam, and Saptasaramkashayam.
  3. Yoga Yoga is not directly beneficial for hair loss but it treats PCOS as a whole. It helps release stress and eases the symptoms associated with PCOS including hair fall. Pranayama is one of the primary yoga exercises beneficial for PCOS. This helps relax the mind and detoxify the system. Other yoga asanas that can help reduce hair fall include the Suryanamaskar, Bhujangasana, Sirsasana, Salabhasana, Sarvangasana, and Badhakonasana

Along with this, it is necessary to eat a well-balanced diet, avoid junk food, get adequate sleep at night and meditate regularly to improve one’s emotional health.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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How Ayurveda Can Help You Manage Stress Based Poor Sexual Life?

BAMS, MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Delhi
How Ayurveda Can Help You Manage Stress Based Poor Sexual Life?

If you are suffering from excessive stress, it is likely that your physical and emotional health may be affected. Your sexual life too is affected due to stress. Too much of stress leaves you physically tired and exhausted. Because of this, you will not have enough energy to have sex. Moreover, when you are stressed out about some issue, your libido gets affected, and you might not have any interest in having sex.

Effects of stress on your sexual life

  1. Stress results in a negative body image. The hormones which are associated with stress may impact metabolism. With the increase in the production of these stress hormones, you may feel sluggish and gain weight, thereby providing a negative body image due to which you might not have the desire to indulge in sexual activity. Stress causes lowered self-esteem which results in less sex.
  2. Stress results in reduced libido. The hormones associated with stress are required by the body in small amounts, but the overproduction of these hormones can suppress sexual hormones, leading to decreased libido.
  3. Extreme stress may affect personal relationships and cause conflicts between a couple. This will result in rare sexual activity as proper communication between a couple gets reduced.
  4. You may start drinking excessively because of stress. Too much alcohol is bad for sexual health. It makes sex dull and less pleasurable. Alcohol causes dehydration, which affects lubrication. Stress also affects a person’s fertility and menstruation cycle, which could hamper your sex life.

Ayurvedic treatment for stress
Ayurveda offers effective treatments to get rid of stress. By using natural and herbal Ayurvedic medicines, you can get rid of unnecessary stress from your life and revive your sexual life. Here are some effective Ayurvedic treatments for getting rid of stress:

  1. Several Ayurvedic herbs are stress reducing in nature. You can use herbs such as ashwagandha, bala, brahmi, gotu kola, saraswati churna, vacha, tulsi, shankapushpi, Siberian ginseng, liquorice, vidari and shatavari.
  2. You should consume food items, which help in reducing stress. These include coconut, walnut, mangoes, pineapples and bananas, fried in ghee.
  3. Several natural drinks can help in relieving stress. These include tomato juice, ginger tea, garlic milk, and tulsi tea.
  4. You should practice stress relieving activities such as yoga and meditation. Several yoga asanas in different poses should be practiced.
  5. You can try several stress relieving Ayurvedic therapies. These may include Shirodhara (bliss therapy), Abhyanga (warm oil massage), Shiro Abhyanga and Nasya (head massage).

Ayurveda helps in controlling stress. A combination of several benefits known as Panchakarma is provided by Ayurveda for reducing stress. Reduced stress will drastically improve your sexual performance and sexual stamina. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Table of Content

Shatavari
Nutritional Value of Shatavari
Health Benefits of Shatavari
Gastric problems can be cured
It can cure an array of medical conditions
Relieves stress and anxiety
Helps with Breast milk production
Reduces mood swings
Can assist in fertility issues
Good for the respiratory tract
Acts as a diuretic
Natural antibiotic
Uses of Shatavari
Side-Effects & Allergies of Shatavari
Cultivation of Shatavari