Shatavari and Reproductive Health
Shatavari protects and nourishes the female reproductive hormones to enhance fertility.
It nourishes the deeper tissue and helps in blood synthesis to counteract infertility. It also prepares the womb for conception and helps prevent miscarriage. Studies have proved its ability to improve the conception rate in women.
It also works as a stimulant for endometrium and ovarian tissues, regulating menstruation, ovulation and hormonal levels (TSH, ESTROGEN, FSH, LH). Shatavari as a Galactogogue
Shatavari acts like a galactogogue and promotes milk secretion. It acts as a post partum tonic where it aids in lactation and normalizes the uterus.Shatavari and PCOD
PCOD is a disease where multiple cysts in the ovaries occur because of disruption in normal menstrual cycle in a woman. The ovary becomes enlarged and excessive amounts of androgen and estrogen are produced. Shatavari helps in balancing the reproductive hormonal levels in polycystic ovarian disease (POCD). According to ayurveda, fertility and health is enhanced with regular consumption of this herb.Shatavari and Menopausal Health
Shatavari contains phyto-estrogens, the precursors of estrogen. Hence it proves to be very helpful for women who suffer from low natural estrogen levels as a result of menopause and hysterectomies.Shatavari and Immune SystemAsparagus racemosus
has been found to be a strong immunomodulator as it stimulates the macrophages and neutrophils. Asparagus racemosus possess antioxidant properties. Studies claim that shatavari increases the activity of the antioxidant enzyme superoxidase dimutase, catalase and the levels of ascorbic acid. The antioxidant properties are found due to the presence of protective compounds isoflavons, especially racemofuran, asparagamine A and racemosol.Shatavari and DigestionAsparagus racemosus
strengthens the digestive system and prevents many digestive system related disorders. It has been cited in treatment of peptic ulcer. Shatavari has been reported to significantly reduce the ulcer index, volume of gastric secretion and reduce acidity. It is useful in treating diarrhea and other gastric problems as well.Side effects of Shatavari
People allergic to Asparagus may get skin reactions and pulmonary allergic reactions when using Shatavari.
Natural Standard, the international research collaboration and the authority on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), advises against the using of Shatavari in cases of patients with edema due to kidney disorder and impaired heart function. Pregnant or nursing mothers, too, are advised against using the herb preparation due to lack of sufficient scientific evidence.