Shatavari to Boost Female Sexual Health
What is Shatavari?
Shatavari is also known as Asparagus with Latin name Asparagus racemosus. Shatavari is often referred to "Queen of the Herbs" that is extensively used in treating female disorders in order to boost libido, restore hormonal balance and treat numerous other issues like infertility.
According to Ayurveda, holding a prominent position in the ancient Indian healing system of Ayurveda, the research claimed that it can strengthen a woman to the point where a lady is capable of supporting hundred husbands' that is why the name of this herb 'Shatavari' may be translated as a lady with one hundred husbands because of its numerous medical benefits as an immunomodulator, diuretic, aphrodisiac, promoting breast milk, antibacterial besides its digestive and antioxidant properties.
Shatavari is a small plant with needle like leaves with tiny white flowers belongs to the genus 'Asparagus'. Shatavari is also mentioned and found in many other traditional medical literature.
The main constituents of 'Shatavari' are steroidal saponins which help to support women through every stage of their lives that suggest its use as an oestrogen regulator in protecting against threatened miscarriage. This modulation helps to regulate menstrual cycles, alleviate menstrual cramps, manage PMS symptoms, and control the amount of blood loss. Shatavari greatly helps with fluid retention and may also be helpful with the uncomfortable bloating often suffered before a period in many women cases.
(Reference: Sushruta Samhita, Shloka No. 301-302)
The above Shloka explains the numerous qualities of Shatavari.
This herb has a pacifying effect on both Vata and Pitta disorders thus helps in subsiding Vata and Pitta Doshas. This wonder herb Shatavari is sweet and bitter in taste, aphrodisiac in nature, has cold potency, acts as a cardiac tonic, improves intellectual power, stimulates digestive fire, promotes strength & Stamina, treats diseases related to colon and hemorrhoids and acts as Rasayana (rejuvenative).
Health Benefits of Shatavari
Shatavari is a wonder herb that is beneficial to Women's Health and few benefits are mentioned below:
Female Reproductive Health
Shatavari is known for supporting the female reproductive system at every stage of life. The source of energy for the female reproductive system is estrogen dependent glycogen. Estrogen increases the glycogen in the uterus. So it helps in the normal regulation of hormones and supports the female reproductive system. It was observed that the asparagus extract stimulated the secretion of hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis hormone which resulted in secretion of estrogen and progesterone levels, positively affecting oogenesis in females.
Stimulates the Immune System
The roots of Shatavari wild are widely used in Ayurveda as Rasayana for immunostimulation. It helps the body to fight against diseases and speeds up recovery times.
Regulates cholesterol Metabolism and Protects the Heart
Shatavari root powder has various health promoting compounds like saponins, flavonoids and ascorbic acid which increase the excretion of cholesterol and increase the amount of antioxidants in the individual. It thus can be used to lower bad cholesterol levels which automatically reduce the risk of cardiac diseases.
In Ayurveda Shatavari is mentioned as a digestive supporter. It is used to treat and ease digestion related issues. It is also said that all the diseases begin in the gut. Thus, it is important to keep the gut clean and healthy. Shatavari improves digestion by increasing digestive enzymes activity.
Helps in treating Diarrhea
Diarrhea may cause major problems, like dehydration and electrolyte imbalance hence; Shatavari is used as a remedy for this health issue.
Helps to treat Ulcer
Shatavari is effective in treating medication-induced 'gastric ulcers'. Ulcers are sores in your stomach, small intestine, or esophagus. They may be very painful. They can cause serious complications, such as bleeding or perforation.
Helps to treat Depression
Shatavari is rich in antioxidants which act as a strong antidepressant ability that's why used in Ayurveda to treat depression.
Maintaining Blood Sugar
Shatavari is an herb which helps in maintaining the level of blood sugar as the compound present in the herb stimulate the production of insulin.
Safeguard from Miscarriages
The saponins in this wonder herb are known for their anti-oxytocin effect that in turn reduce contraction in uterine therefore 'Shatavari' is a true blessing for those who suffer from miscarriage.
For lactation (Best Milk Production)
Shatavari has great lactation properties as this herb is known for promoting 'prolactin' in turn boosting milk production.
Acts as a diuretic
Shatavari is used as a diuretic in Ayurveda. Diuretics help your body get rid of excess fluid.
Relieves Menopausal Symptoms
Menopause is a natural process in women as they transit from the reproductive stage of life to the non-reproductive stage. A majority of women face problems like hot flushes, night sweats, palpitation, vaginal dryness and a decrease in the size of the uterus. Shatavari, being a source of natural phytoestrogen can be effective in reducing menopausal symptoms.
Treats low libido levels in Females
Sexual desire in women tends to fluctuate through the course of life. This is natural, as a woman's sex drive is influenced by both emotional and physical life changes that can include pregnancy, menopause, or ill health. Common problems that affect mental health, such as high levels of stress, depression, or anxiety can also adversely impact libido levels. While low libido or the lack of sexual desire may not be life threatening, it can certainly threaten your relationship! After all, sexual intimacy is a vital component in having a fulfilling life.
- Fortunately, women with low libido levels can get treatment to overcome the problem.
- Unfortunately, many modern science treatments come with their own set of side effects and risks.
The Root Causes of Low Sexual Drive
- Hormonal - Pregnancy, breast feeding and menopause can cause hormonal changes that adversely affect sex drive.
- Psychological - Women often neglect or overlook their mental health which can lead to the most common cause of low libido levels. Psychology of women can cause the sex drive.
- Physical - This could include anatomical anomalies or diseases that impede circulation or make intercourse painful.
- Alcoholic intake - The excessive intake of alcohol can also lower the levels of libido over time.
- Smoking - Similarly, Alcohol intake smoking also contributes to lower libido levels in Women.
Shatavari to Boost Female Sexual Health
The plant or plant-based products are used to stimulate sexual desire and to enhance performance and enjoyment is almost as old as the human race itself. The natural principles and crude extracts of plants, have been useful in sexual disorders because they have the potential for improving sexual behavior and performance, and are helpful in reproduction as well.
Shatavari is a well-known aphrodisiac for women. In addition to exerting positive effects on the female reproductive system, this natural herb helps in increasing your energy levels. Although widely prescribed for women to charge their sexual life.
Planet Ayurveda introduced Shatavari Capsules
This Ayurvedic medicine helps in achieving the feat by regulating hormonal levels in the body.
Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) capsules are the formulation of natural herbal extract of shatavari which has been used in India since ages for the therapeutic properties and which can be given to female as well as male. This pure herb extract, is also called "Wonder Herb" These capsules will help in improving women fertility and help in stimulating sexual desire naturally. These capsules help in restoring any hormonal imbalance. This herb is aphrodisiac in nature and aphrodisiacs are the substances, which stimulate sexual desire hence it is considered to be a primary herb for female health.
1-2 capsules twice daily after taking meals.