Shatavari (Asparagus Racemosus)

Treasures of Nature (Prakriti Ka Khazana) – Shatavari

Shatavari, scientifically known as Asparagus racemosus, is an Ayurvedic herb commonly found in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. The Shatavari tree grows up to 2 meters and its leaves are small and pine-like. Due to increase in deforestation and destructive harvesting, it is now categorized endangered in its habitat.

It is used in Ayurveda for improving reproductive system. It has been used in case of infertility and menopausal problems. It nourishes hormones in female which leads to increase in fertility. It is also a good for those who’ve undergone hysterectomy. It also benefits ovum and is known to increase libido. It can also be useful for men in treating sexual debility and impotence.

Apart from the reproductive system, Shatavari is also useful in case of upset stomach, diarrhoea, stomach ulcers and hyperacidity. It can also be used as a dietary supplement. It cures the membranes of the respiratory tract which makes it handy in treatment of chronic fever and bronchitis as well. It is good for treatment in case of bladder infection due to its diuretic property. As it has anti-inflammatory characteristics, it is also used in dysentery.

People have also used it for getting rid of addiction to alcohol.