Asparagus racemosus (Shatavari), is a herb referring to have phenomenal rejuvenating effects on the reproductive organs of females. Asparagus is commonly known as Shatavari. This miracle herb is better known for several benefits but it became a staple ayurvedic medicine because it improves vitality. It is very beneficial not only for young but also it gracefully helps pre and postmenopausal women by providing them with a smooth transition to the next phase of life. It is one of the most beneficial herbs as it means “Curer of hundred diseases.” It may also help in improving the resistance to stress. Long back women were taking Shatavari to enhance their fertility. This herb was also used to prevent threatened miscarriages, tiredness and to increase milk supply. It also helps in reducing symptoms like morning sickness, and to treat menstrual problems, anxiety, and memory loss.
Health benefits of Shatavari
Beneficial effect on female reproductive health: It is known as supreme women tonic because of its hormonal balancing ability. The most common use of Shatavari maybe perhaps it is a useful treatment of reproductive disorders in the female. Studies suggest that it may improve hormonal imbalances and PCOS. It is rich in phytoestrogens which provide estrogens like effect on the body by reducing estrogen levels.
Possess antioxidant effect: Studies suggest that Shatavari may have antioxidant effects that may protect the body from the harms caused by free radicals.
Helps in combating stress and depression: Shatavari may reduce anxiety by its interaction with the serotonin and GABA system (gamma-aminobutyric acid). It is believed that it is an adaptogenic drug that contains anti-stress agents, which create an immune response by fight postnatal depression and stress.
During Pregnancy and lactation: Lactogogues are the substances that are associated with milk production, and Shatavari is commonly used to serve this purpose because many new mothers swear by it. It is packed with minerals, vitamins so it also enhances the quality along with quantity.
Helpful during menopause: Shatavari has a cooling and soothing nature, so it is best for reducing hot flashes, dryness, morning sickness. Studies also suggest that the herb may help with symptoms of menopause.