Asparagus racemosus or Shatavari has been used to support the female reproductive system for centuries in traditional medicinal system as a rejuvenating tonic for the women of all ages. It supports all the stages of women from the menarche i.e. start of the menses to menopause i.e. cessation of the menses including, fertility, ovulation, dryness, irritability and hot flashes. The plant belongs to the family Asparagaceae.
Shatavari or Asparagus racemosus is commonly found in the Himalayas, Nepal, India and Sri Lanka. Because of its versatile benefits; the demand is high in the market. The name implies that it has hundred roots. It has shiny green and uniform pine needle-like branches or leaves, short stem, white flowers with purple-blackish fruits or berries.
It is a well known traditional plant in Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha systems of Medicine. It can survive in subtropical and tropical parts of India. Earlier, it had been used to treat dyspepsia, hyperacidity, ulcers, nervous disorders, and as a galactagogue and uterine tonic.
Roots are the main source of phyto-chemicals. There is a potent polycyclic alkaloid in the roots known as asparagamine A and other is asparanin A, a long range of glycosides and other steroidal saponins. Steroidal saponins are the main active components of the herb. The other components are essential oils, arginine, asparagines, tyrosine, resin, tannins and flavonoids, rutin, quercetin and Kaempferol. The plant also contains vitamins, folic acid and several minerals.
This medicinal plant of Himalayas owns numerous biological activities such as anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-hepatotoxic, anti-oxytocic, immuno-stimulant, laxative, galactagogue, diuretic, aphrodisiac, antifungal and antibacterial.
Benefits of Shatavari
Shatavari controls vata and pitta dosha and has cooling, nourishing and soothing properties that help to restore general well being and balance in the mind and body. The therapeutic value of shatavari makes it present in Boosthealth Tablets and Vitalboost Tablets.