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Shatavari - Herbs from the Land of India

Shatavari - Herbs from the Land of India

Shatavari, a popular herb that is found in India, has been used widely as a traditional medicine to treat various ailments. It is a very useful and important herb, especially for women. This article provides some information about the same.
HolisticZine Staff
Last Updated: Jan 21, 2018
Herbs are the most important natural substances that helps one to rejuvenate the body system and fill up any deficiency. Shatavari also known as Asparagus Racemosus, is one such herb that is found in India, especially in the Himalayan region, and has numerous health benefits for both men and women in many ways. However, it is considered to be more beneficial and important for a women's overall health. Furthermore, it is sweeter and at the same time astringent or tart in taste.
As per Ayurveda, three types of conditions 'Vata', 'Pitta', and 'Kapha' affect the human body. These three conditions if taken care of (or balanced), our body would remain healthy for a longer period. Among these three doshas, this herb helps in treating (balancing) 'Pitta Dosha'. It is known to be a natural coolant for the body and it has anti-inflammatory qualities. It helps in treating ulcers and acidity-related problems.
Its healing quality is the most important characteristic because of which it is used in the treatment of various types of ailments. It helps in restoring (natural healing) of the damaged metabolism, cells, and system of the body and in its faster recovery.
It is also very effective for the problems related to the female reproductive system. It helps in minimizing the pain, controls the loss of blood and other fluids, during the menstrual cycle and helps with other problems related to the same. Moreover, it is considered to be one of the most helpful herbs for women as it helps in balancing the female hormonal system. Furthermore, it also helps in decreasing the inflammation of female sexual organs, in fighting tiredness and morning sickness, helps in problems-related to infertility and leucorrhea, and in regulating ovulation, etc., which occur during the menopause cycle.
This herb is also very helpful in improving the reproductive health in males. It is used as an ingredient in medicines that fights against impotence, weakness in sexual activities and sexual organs, inflammation of sexual organs, and a condition called spermatorrhea.
It contains a chemical composition, which is diuretic in nature and helps in fighting infectious conditions such as bladder infections, intestinal infections, etc. Because of these properties, it is used in dysentery, cystitis, and such internal infection conditions.
Along with the aforementioned uses, it is also used in treatment of chronic fever, dehydration, inflammation of internal walls of the heart and lungs, etc. A combination of Shatavari and other herbs can also used to treat ailments and other problems. Before trying any medicine or herb, one should consult the physician. This is because, even when herbs do not cause side effects, it is important to know how one's body would respond to the same.