Asparagus Gives Women Superpowers

The herb Asparagus belongs to family Liliaceae and the Latin name is Asparagus racemosus. In Ayurveda, it is called as Shatavari (one who possesses hundred husbands and also that which cures 100 diseases) and Shatamuli (plant with 100 roots). Shatavari strengthens the female reproductive system, enhances female fertility and maintains health of women.

Chemical Constituents:

Alkaloids – asparagamine, Steroidal Saponins – shatavarin and Polysaccharides.

Parts Used:

Roots and leaves.

Actions:

Anti-inflammatory, aphrodisiac, anti-spasmodic, antacid, anti-tumor, haemostatic, adaptogen, anti-fungal, demulcent, diuretic, galactogogue, female reproductive tonic, nutritive, rejuvenator, laxative, spermatogenic and immuno-modulator.

Health Benefits:

* Enhances fertility and prevents miscarriage by nourishing and strengthening female reproductive organs.

* Useful in decreased libido, threatened miscarriage, leucorrhea, menorrhagia dysmenorrhea and menstrual irregularity.

* As it supplies oestrogen hormone and balances female hormonal system, it is good for women with menopausal problems and for those who have had hysterectomy and oophorectomy.

* Helps to relieve PMS (premenstrual syndrome) symptoms.

* Great galactogogue (increases the production of breast milk in lactating women).

* Good post-partum tonic.

* Best herb for the treatment of impotency, low sperm count, spermatorrhea and sexual debility in men.

* Cures hyperacidity, gastric ulcers, colitis, and crohn’s disease because of its anti- inflammatory and demulcent properties.

* As it soothes the membranes of respiratory tract, it is quite useful in treating chronic dry cough, sore throat and bronchitis.

* Useful in hematuria and dysuria.

* Excellent rejuvenator of the body and a nervine tonic too.

* Benefits eyesight.

* Effective hemostatic-cold potency of Shatavari helps to stop all sorts of bleeding (systemic and local) by constricting the blood vessels.

* Improves skin tone.

* Shatavari stimulates macrophage action and thus helps to combat various candida infections.

Dosage:

Powder: 3-6gms with milk

Safety Measure:

It is believed to be safe for long term use, even during pregnancy and lactation.

 

Written by Chandana Deekshith, BAMS, MD (AM), FCR (India) contributor to Herbalism on AllThingsHealing.com

114 comments

Nittin Kumar
Nittin Kumar2 years ago

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Vimal Dev
Vimal Dev2 years ago

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Vijay Singh
Vijay Singh2 years ago

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Karan Dawar
Karan Dawar2 years ago

I love asparagus.

Black Magic
Black Magic2 years ago

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rj Ponty
rj Ponty2 years ago

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Muher Khuda2 years ago

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Mart Steve
Mart Steve2 years ago

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Binny Stave
Binny Stave2 years ago

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Deepak Chopra
Deepak Chopra2 years ago

I love asparagus.