Shatavari Gulam: Benefits in Menstrual Disorders & Tonic for Women

Shatavari Gulam benefits in gynecological conditions. It relieves painful periods (dysmenorrhea), improves ovarian functions, enhances ovulation, and strengthens the uterus. It is also used in menorrhagia (heavy or prolonged periods), burning sensation in the stomach, dysuria (difficult micturition), bleeding disorders, jaundice, and anemia. It is helpful as supportive medicine in gonorrhea. The important medicinal uses of Shatavari Gulam are attributed to its strengthening, anti-inflammatory, estrogenic, hematinic and antioxidant actions.

Synonyms: Shatavari Guda, Shatavari Gudam

Shatavari Gulam Ingredients

Sahasrayogam has described four formulations of Shatavari Gulam. The main ingredient is Shatavari Root Juice in all formulations. Each formulation has a slight difference in other ingredients. We provide information for ingredients of each formulation here:

Shatavari Gulam No. 1

Shatavari Svarasa (Juice)3072 ml
Ikshu Rasa (Sugarcane Juice)3072 ml
Cow’s Ghee768 grams
Yashtimadhu Churna24 grams
Ushira Churna – Vetiveria Zizanioides24 grams
Chandan (safed) – Santalum Album24 grams
Mahua – Madhuca Longifolia24 grams
Shyonaka – Oroxylum Indicum24 grams
Dalchini (Cinnamon) – Cinnamomum Zeylanicum24 grams
Tejpata (Indian Bay Leaf) – Cinnamomum Tamala24 grams
Elaichi Churna24 grams
Jeera (Cumin Seeds) – Cuminum Cyminum24 grams
Dhania (Coriander) – Coriandrum Sativum24 grams
Pippali24 grams
Amalaki Churna24 grams
Kuth or Kushta (Indian Costus Root) – Saussurea Lappa24 grams
Padmaka – Prunus Cerasoides24 grams

Shatavari Gulam No. 2

Shatavari Svarasa (Juice)768 ml
Sugar384 grams
Cow’s Ghee192 grams
Yashtimadhu Churna12 grams
Pippali Churna12 grams
Sonth Churna12 grams
Elaichi Churna12 grams
Gokshura Churna12 grams
Varahikand Churna (Yam Powder)12 grams
Vasaka Mool Churna (Adhatoda Vasica Root Powder)12 grams
Shuddha Garika Churna? (Rasanjana?)12 grams
Vidarikand12 grams
Sariva12 grams
Patha12 grams
Ksheer Vidarikand12 grams
Bhumi Amalaki Churna12 grams
Sitopala (Misri) Churna12 grams
Tabasheer12 grams

Shatavari Gulam No. 3

Shatavari Svarasa (Juice)3072 grams
Jaggery3072 grams
Cow’s Ghee768 grams
Sonth Churna12 grams
Elaichi Churna12 grams
Safed Musli12 grams
Patha12 grams
Gokshura Churna12 grams
Sariva12 grams
Kali Sariva12 grams
Ushira Churna – Vetiveria Zizanioides12 grams
Bhumi Amalaki Churna12 grams
Vidarikand12 grams
Pippali12 grams
Yashtimadhu Churna12 grams
Shuddha Shilajit12 grams
Tabasheer192 grams
Sugar192 grams

Shatavari Gulam No. 4

Shatavari Svarasa (Juice)768 ml
Sugar384 grams
Cow’s GheeQ.S.
Sonth Churna36 grams
Pippali36 grams
Yashtimadhu Churna36 grams
Elaichi Churna36 grams
Gokshura Churna36 grams
Rasajana36 grams
Bhumitalakanda36 grams
Ushira Churna – Vetiveria Zizanioides36 grams
Patha36 grams
Vidarikand36 grams
Sariva36 grams
Bhumi Amalaki Churna36 grams
Sarkara96 grams
Tabasheer1440 grams

Indications

Shatavari Gulam is indicated in women’s health problems, urinary disorders and Vata and Pitta Diseases. The list of a few important indications is as follows:

Classical Indications

The therapeutic uses of Shatavari Gulam described in ayurvedic classical texts include:

  1. Dysuria (urinary difficulty)
  2. Prameha (urinary disorders)
  3. Vata-Pitta Diseases
  4. Bleeding disorders
  5. Jaundice
  6. Giddiness
  7. Abdominal pain or cramps (especially when pain is characterized by burning sensation)
  8. Abnormal Discharges from any part of the body
  9. Discharges from bones
  10. Wounds
  11. Phthisis
  12. Gout
  13. Burning sensation in feet
  14. Leucorrhea (especially when the discharge is white and thin, or patient feel excess heat or discomfort with burning sensation)
  15. Menstrual problems
  16. Menorrhagia
  17. Metrorrhagia
  18. Menometrorrhagia
  19. Vaginal disorders

Non-Classical Indications

Shatavari Gulam is also useful in the following health conditions.

  • Albuminuria
  • Chronic Nephritis
  • Low breastmilk supply – for lactating mothers
  • Female infertility
  • Physical debility (especially, in females)
  • Epilepsy

Shatavari Gulam Benefits & Uses

Shatavari Gulam is a uterine tonic that improves uterine health and provides strength to the uterus. It also acts on kidneys and urinary system. It improves urine flow, so it is useful in dysuria of difficult micturition. Let us look at the various medicinal uses and health benefits of Shatavari Gulam in detail below.

Painful Periods

It provides relief in dysmenorrhea or painful menstruation. Its main ingredient is Shatavari, which contains saponins and high amount of glutathione. These phytochemical constituents regulate spontaneous uterine motility. It helps to treat dysmenorrhea.

Furthermore, it also promotes local healing of linings of the uterus by accelerating endometrial microvascular thrombosis. Thereby, it restores the health of the endometrium. This mechanism of its action also attributes to its anti-dysmenorrhea potential.

In Ayurveda, it is used along with Chandraprabha Vati, Vang Bhasma, or Maha Yograj Guggulu.

Excessive Bleeding in Women

It is a drug of choice to treat excessive bleeding in women. Generally, there are three disorders in which excessive bleeding reported in women that include Menorrhagia (heavy periods), Metrorrhagia (excessive uterine bleeding) and Menometrorrhagia (combination of menorrhagia and metrorrhagia).

Along with Ashokarishta and Kamdudha Ras, it is beneficial in all these cases and provides excellent results.

How does it act? It follows the same mechanism as discussed under painful periods. It improves endometrial microvascular thrombosis and protects blood vessels from rupturing.

Menopause

In menopause, Shatavari Guda is an excellent alternative to hormone replacement therapy (HRT). It does not have any side effects like HRT. It is a very good source of phytoestrogen, which reduces menopausal symptoms by mimicking the action of a depleted hormone (estrogen). In Ayurvedic Medicine, it is used along with Saraswatarishta. This combination therapy provides relief from a maximum of menopausal symptoms.

Dysuria

It helps in the treatment of dysuria (difficult or painful urination) due to its diuretic and soothing action. It alleviates pain associated with urinary problems. The most common cause of dysuria is urinary tract infections. Shatavari in Shatavari Guda inhibits various bacteria, reduces inflammation and boosts the immune system. All these things help to fight infections.

Generally, in the treatment of dysuria, it is used in combination with other ayurvedic medicines including Chandanasava, Chandanadi Vati, Vang Bhasma and Chandraprabha Vati.

Burning Sensation

According to Ayurveda, it acts on Vata and Pitta Dosha. Burning sensation is the main symptom of increased or aggravated Pitta Dosha. It pacifies the Pitta Dosha and thereby reduces burning sensation. It is useful in the treatment of Burning Sensation in Abdomen, Heartburn, Hyperacidity, GERD, Burning Feet Syndrome and feeling of heat sensation any part of the body.

Leucorrhea

In Ayurveda Leucorrhea is called PRADAR ROG. It is divided into subcategories according to Dosha involvement. It is beneficial medicine for Pitta PRADAR ROG, which is characterized by the following symptoms:

  1. Discharge is white and thin
  2. Patient feel excess heat
  3. Discomfort with burning sensation
  4. Vertigo
  5. Weakness

In this case, it is used along with Godanti Bhasma, Trivang Bhasma, and Chandraprabha Vati.

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