Benefits of Shatavari

Shatavari is a thorny undershrub or a woody climber having striated leaves and tuberous roots growing all over tropical India and Asia. Shatavari can mean ‘one hundred roots'(literally meaning ‘one hundred below’). Shatavari helps to improve intelligence and weak eyesight. It is also a good blood purifier, anti-inflammatory agent and a good tonic for female infertility.

Benefits of Shatavari: Fights cancer, skin diseases, inflammation, cough, dehydration, diarrhea, fever, ulcers, cardiac abnormalities, laxative, muscle spasm, lung disease, anorexia, cramp, diabetes, dysentery, fever, gout, heatstroke, high blood pressure, arthritis, kidney diseases, infertility, purifies blood, TB, infections, strangury, epilepsy, piles, dyspepsia, improves eyesight, intelligence.

Distribution: Throughout tropical and subtropical regions of India.

Action: Mucilaginous, antidiarrhetic, refrigerant, tonic, demulcent, galactagogue, diuretic, antidysenteric, nutritive, aphrodisiac, antispasmodic, stomachic.

Scientific name: Asparagus racemosus.

Useful part: Root.

Dosage :3–30g per day dried or 3–15 ml of fresh juice.

Energetics

Rasa (taste): Bitter, sweet

Vırya(energy): Cooling

Vipaka (post-digestive effect): Sweet

Guna (quality): Unctuous, heavy

Dosa effect: VP−, K+

Dhatu(tissue): All tissues

Srotas (channel): Digestive, reproductive, respiratory

Description: It is a climbing undershrub with woody stem and striated leaves.. The tuberous succulent roots are 30 cm to 100 cm or more in length. Fruits are globular or obscurely 3-lobed, pulpy berries. Flowers are white and fragrant.

Classical and common names

Ayurvedic: Shataavari, Shatmuuli, Atirasaa, Bahusutaa, Shatpadi, Shatviryaa, Bhiru, Indivari.

English: Indian asparagus.

Assamese : Shatamul.

Bengali: Shatamuli.

Gujarathi : Satawari.

Hindi : Shakakul, Sada bori., Shatamuli, Satwar;

Malayalam: Shatavali.

Marathi: Shatavari, Shatavarimul.

Oriya : Shatamuli.

Tamil: Chattavari, Cadumullam, Shimai shadavari.

Telugu: Challagadda.

Preparation: Powder, decotion, juice.

Botanical Classification

kingdom: Plantae

Division: Tracheophyta

Class:Magnoliopsida

Order: Asparagales

Family: Asparagaceae

Genus: Asparagus

Species: Asparagus racemosus