Shatavari(Asparagus racemosus)

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Ayurveda has listed many benefits of Shatavari. It is nowadays using in many ayurvedic products. Traditionally, it is used in depression and anxiety. This plant is largely found in India, along with Africa, China, and Australia. The Shatavari name means it has a hundred husbands or accord to many. That is why it is also known as a female-friendly herb.

Characteristics

Asparagus racemosus is commonly found in dry and ground regions of India. However, it can also grow in moist soil. It is a bell-shaped plant with an adventitious root system. Its roots can be 1 meter long. This plant is a wood climber. You can recognize it by small and tiny long needles like leaves with small bunches (racemes) of little white flowers. These plants have long tuberous roots. Its fruits are red color berries. You can get a mild fragrance while you smell Shatavari flowers.

Benefits

This plant has many medicinal properties including anti-ageing, increasing longevity and immunity, improving mental health, and filling energy in the body. It is also considered diuretic, antiseptic, and effective in various nerve issues like diarrhea, dysentery, dyspepsia, tumors, and neuropathy. It can cure nearly 100+ diseases. Even in a small amount, Shatavari is mixing with many ayurvedic medicines these days.

How to Use

For medicinal use, the root part of Asparagus racemosus is considered. It tastes bitter. Generally, Shatavari is mixed with other contents or sell alone in powder or pill forms. Usually, it is taken in 500 mg to 1000 mg dosages in diseases. You may have to concern with a doctor for additional information. In general use, ½, 1-2 teaspoons of Shatavari powder can be taken with warm milk or honey.