Shatavari is a herb which is a species of Asparagus plant and is used as natural remedy in India from centuries ago. It is an Ayurvedic system of medicine with historical roots in the Indian subcontinent. Modern and globalized practices derived from Ayurveda is known as Alternative medicine. Shatavari is also known as Asparagus Racemosus and it is said to have lots of health benefits.
Uses of Shatavari:
There are said to be many uses of Shatavari. It is used to cure many illnesses like anxiety, bronchitis, constipation, diabetes, Diarrhea, Heartburn, Indigestion, A healthy female reproductive system, Healthy levels of breast milk production, Supports already balanced female hormones, Supportive of the male reproductive system as well, Soothing effect on the digestive tract, Healthy peristalsis of bowels, Moisturizing support of the respiratory tract, Promotes healthy energy levels and strength, Supports the immune system, Natural antioxidant properties etc.
Benefits of Shatavari:
Some of the Health benefits of Shatavari are…
(1) It has Antioxidant properties:
The main function of Antioxidants is to prevent the damage of free-radical cells. Shatavari possess Antioxidant properties like Saponins and a new antioxidant compound named racemofuran.
(2) Anti-inflammatory properties:
Racemofuran found in Shatavari is also an anti-inflammatory substance. Therefore, it may be able to cure inflammatory conditions.
(3) Boosts Immune system:
Researchers found that Shatavari was able to cure the whooping cough of animals. This is a sign that it may be applied to humans and treat us by boosting our immune system.
(4) Shatavari may cure Diarrhea
(5) It is may be helpful in treating ulcers
(6) It may be able to maintain blood sugar level in your body
(7) It is an anti-aging compound. The Saponins in Shatavari prevents the collagen breakdown.
(8) A study on rodents found that the antioxidants in Shatavari have strong anti depressant abilities.
(9) It may promote Diuretic activity without causing side effects.
Ayurvedic or herbal medicines are believed to be not having any side effects. But in a certain case, it may have a small number of side effects. In the case of Shatavari, a person may become allergic to it. A person having Shatavari allergy will have the symptoms like breathing difficulties, itchy eyes or skin, dizziness, rash etc. If you find any of these symptoms then please contact your doctor as soon as possible.
People taking certain medications of Diuretic and low blood pressure have to avoid taking Shatavari. Because it may deteriorate their condition.
To sum up we can say that Shatavari can be used to treat many diseases and promote overall health. But as their is not enough researches of Shatavari benefits on men it may not be used in large amount. You may use it in a small quantity to promote your health.
Shatavari has been used in Ayurveda and herbal medicines from hundreds of years. So, it will provide you adequate supplements to cure your problems but please consult a doctor before using it.