Date: 16 May 2022
Shatavari is called the queen of herbs. In Sanskrit Shatavari means "The one who has a hundred husbands", which suggests the ability of the herb to help maintain fertility and vitality. Shatavari is an adaptogenic herb and phytoestrogen.
It is also known as Asparagus. Asparagus regulates hormonal secretion and lactation in lactating women.
Asparagus or Shatavari have an interesting history and various applications over the centuries:
● Tubers were once candied and treated like jam.
● In some cultures, people drank fresh root juice mixed with honey.
● Others are used topically in medicinal oils for its soothing and cooling properties.
What are the therapeutic ingredients of Shatavari?
● The main ingredients include saponins, alkaloids, proteins and tannins. The plant contains triterpene saponins called Shatavarin I-IV, which support the body's natural production of estrogen.
● Dried root contains a large amount of saccharin, mucus and minerals that relieve stomach upset, acidity and stomach ulcers.
What are the benefits of Asparagus?
● Helps relieve depression.
● Use to balance hormones and support every stage of a woman's reproductive cycle, including menstruation, fertility, lactation and menopause.
● A study was conducted involving 60 women with reduced lactation, who were assigned, in principle, either to the study group or to the control group. The study group received powdered root from Shatavari, while the control group received a placebo. Admission is for 30 days. Women taking Shatavari had a 33% increase in prolactin and their babies gained 16% more than the control group. The mothers in the research group say that the general well-being and happiness of their baby is felt.
● Shatavari are used to regulate the menstrual cycle and increase fertility. Supports ovulation and increased cervical mucus by helping sperm reach the egg.
● The herb helps digestion and relieves ulcers and others in case of stomach ailments.
● Shatavari can help with edema due to its natural diuretic properties.
● Helps to overcome postpartum depression and can help balance our stress and mood.