Asparagus racemosus

Asparagus

The most famous among ayurvedic herbs used to promote female sexual health is ‘Shatavari’. In the ancient vedic language of Sanskrit, Shatavari means ‘she who has a 100 husbands’. In Ayurvedic medicine, Shatavari has been traditionally used by women for overall health and vitality and as an aphrodisiac. Its constant use by a middle-aged woman is supposed to lessen the imbalances caused by menopause and thus mitigates her menopausal symptoms. Shatavari contains natural phyto-oestrogen hormone precursors that help women to maintain a healthy reproductive system and optimum energy even as they age. Phytoestrogens (isoflavones) are thought to increase levels of sex hormone-binding globin (SHBG), which is regarded as favorable for protection against breast cancer and coronary heart diseases in women. While being very light and soothing on the human system, Shatavari helps in controlling menopausal symptoms like hot flushes, night sweats, memory loss, anxiety and dryness in the body. It is also used for libido and menstrual irregularities. Its demulcent action also restores the dry membranes of the vagina and lubricates the vaginal walls.

 English  Asparagus
 Sanskrit  Narayani, Vari, Abhiru, Atirasa
 Assamese  Satmull
 Bengali  Satamuli, Satmuli, Shatamuli
 Gujarati  Satavari
 Hindi  Satavar, Satamul
 Kannada  Ashadi poeru, Halavu Bau, Narayani, Makkala
 Kashmiri  --
 Malayalam  Satavari Kizhangu
 Marathi  Shatavari
 Oriya  --
 Punjabi  Satavar
 Tamil  Shimai-Shadvari, Nilichedi Kishangu
 Telugu  Sima-Shatawari (Dry Root), Pippipichara, Pilliteegalu (Fresh Root)
 Urdu  Satawari


 

 

Foreign Matter  Not more than 1%
Total Ash  Not more than 5%
Acid insoluble Ash  Not more than 0.5%
Alcohol soluble extractive  Not less than 10%
Water soluble extractiuve  Not less than 45%


 

 

Rasa     : Tikta, Madhura

Guna     : Guru, Snigdha

Virya     : Sita

Vipaka  : Madhura

Karma  : Sukrala, Balya, Hrdya, Medhya, Pittahara, Rasayana,Grahi,Vrsya, Sukraja