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Shatavari For Men: benefits, dosage and side effects


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Imagine a single, powerful herb that not only boosts your energy but also enhances your reproductive health. Welcome to the world of Shatavari! Shatavari is a lesser-known star in traditional medicine that's not just for women but has fantastic benefits for men too.

Shatavari enhances fertility and combats common sexual health issues in men like erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation by naturally boosting testosterone levels and increasing sperm count. Shatavari is also an immunity booster that helps reduce stress and provides additional benefits for digestion, immunity and respiratory health.

Curious? Let's explore how Shatavari could be the secret ingredient you've been missing for your health!

What is Shatavari?

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    Shatavari, scientifically called Asparagus racemosus, is a herb that belongs to the Asparagus family. Shatavari is native to Asian countries and is abundantly found in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Being a powerful adaptogenic herb that is full of antioxidants. Therefore, Shatavari for men is considered a health tonic for improving sleep, stress, health and overall hormonal balance.

     

    Shatavari Benefits for Men

    Shatavari for men as an antioxidant 

    Shatavari contains certain antioxidants such as racemofuran, racemosol, asparagamine A. antioxidants are important to fight the oxidative stress in your body. Oxidative stress or free radicals can increase risk of premature ageing, heart disease and certain types of cancer. 

    Shatavari for men as an anti-inflammatory compound

    Racemofuran, an active compound found in Shatavari, is responsible for its anti-inflammatory nature. The anti-inflammatory properties enhance the hair health and prevent hair loss. This property also helps reduce inflammation in the lungs, dilating air passages and improves breathing.

    Shatavari uses for male reproductive health 

    Shatavari is popular as a female reproductive health tonic. But few people know that it is just as potent for male reproductive health. It boosts the production of testosterone, enhances sperm count, and volume of semen. Not only that it is also used in the treatment of teratozoospermia (abnormal sperm shape). 

    Shatavari for men as a treatment for erectile dysfunction 

    Shatavari is known to be a natural aphrodisiac and therefore helps to boost your libido or sex drive. Therefore, it helps improve blood circulation to fight erectile dysfunction. Along with boosting sexual stamina and virility when coupled with other herbs such as Ashwagandha and Shilajit. 

    Shatavari for men as a treatment for premature ejaculation

    Stress, anxiety and hormonal imbalances are responsible for premature ejaculation. Therefore, shatavari is recommended as a treatment because it can help resolve the triggers that can cause premature ejaculation. 

    Shatavari for men as an anti-ageing treatment 

    Saponins in shatavari make it an effective anti-aging agent. It reduces free radical damage and slows down collagen breakdown which reduces risk of wrinkles, revives and soothes skin. Not only that it also helps improve scalp health and prevent hair loss

    Shatavari for men as a immunity booster

    Shatavari is an ayurvedic immunity booster. It is packed with phytochemicals. These compounds strengthen the immune system by increasing antibodies to promote overall well being.

    Shatavari for men to maintain blood sugar

    Shatavari helps maintain blood sugar levels. It apparently helps stimulate insulin production and reduces risk of diabetes related complications. However, it should not be used as a substitute for medication. 

    Shatavari uses as a remedy for Cough and Cold

    Shatavari is rich in anti-inflammatory and antibiotic properties. And therefore is considered a natural remedy for cough, cold and flu. Not only that it also protects your lungs against inflammation. 

    Shatavari for men to boost digestion 

    Shatavari is rich in antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties. Not only that it also helps reduce pitta dosha which improves the ease of digestion. Shatavari is also believed to help treat gastric ulcers and prevent ulcer related complications. 

    Shatavari for Stress

    Shatavari is an adaptogenic herb that helps regulate the production of stress hormones. As shatavari is known to balance vata and pitta it is also a mood enhancer. Therefore, it has a calming effect on your nervous system. It is these properties that make shatavari effective as a mood enhancer, and to control anxiety. However, it should be used as a replacement to therapy or medication. 

    Shatavari for men as a hair loss treatment 

    Shatavari on its own cannot fix hair loss. However, it is an essential part of hair loss treatment. Stress, elevated pitta dosha and disturbed sleep patterns are all triggers of hair loss. Shatavari helps relieve these conditions to reduce hair loss and boost hair growth. Therefore, it is used in Traya's hair ras to improve hair health and in Shatavari ghrita to relieve stress and sleep issues in the form of nasya therapy. 

     

     

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    How should men consume Shatavari?

    Men can consume Shatavari in various forms such as churna, tablets, and capsules, or as juice. Let's look at some easy preparations:

    • Shatavari churna– The most favoured form of intake, Shatavari churna can be taken with milk and honey or warm water after lunch and dinner. You can take half a teaspoon twice daily. You can take the Shatavari churna ranging from three to six grams per day as per your convenience.
    • Shatavari tablets and capsules – Can be taken with warm water after lunch and dinner. Dosage 1-2 capsules or tablets.
    • Shatavari balls – Made from Shatavari churna, you can take these with warm milk or water.
    • Shatavari juice or syrup – Should be taken with warm water on an empty stomach.
    • Shatavari gulam – This is an ayurvedic preparation similar to a jam. It is prepared along with jaggery. 

    It is important to take herbs in the proper dosage. An effective Shatavari dosage may vary depending on age, body type, and strength. It also depends on the existing medical condition of the patient. Therefore, it is better to consult with your doctor before taking a shatavari supplement. 

    • Churna or powder – quarter to a half tablespoon to be consumed twice a day. The churna can be taken with milk, juice, or warm water.
    • Arishta (also called an aqueous tincture) – one to two tablespoons, twice daily.
    • Vati or Tablet or capsule – twice a day, one to two vatis.
    • Juice or Kashayam – two to three tablespoons once a day.
    • Or as prescribed by your Ayurvedic. At Traya our Ayurvedic doctor - Dr Shailendra Chaubey writes the prescription for all supplements based on your health We use Shatavari in Traya hair ras and shatavari ghrita. 

    The dosage of tablets and capsules must not exceed 500 milligrams a day.

    What are the Chemical Components of Shatavari?

    To understand the mechanism of Shatavari benefits for men, you should understand the chemical composition of the herb.

    • Phytochemicals - Shatavari is blessed with an abundance of phytochemicals. These phytochemicals strengthen the immune system and also shield the body against innumerable infections, promoting overall wellbeing and unlocking Shatavari benefits for men.
    • There are many other beneficial chemical compounds in Shatavari that lend  their characteristic properties and are responsible for Shatavari benefits for men. Here we look at some of these compounds that help relieve various conditions among men:
      • Active components of the Shatavari plant have anti-carcinogenic properties and help in treating cancer conditions.
      • Alkaloids such as saponins, sarsasapogenin are beneficial components.
      • Flavonoids like rutin and quercetin help in shedding excess weight faster by fighting free radicals.
    • Apart from the bioactive components Shatavari is an excellent source of health and minerals such as manganese, copper, zinc, potassium, cobalt, selenium, magnesium, and calcium. These nutrients help promote a healthy life and are the reason behind the many beneficial uses of the Shatavari plant.
    • It is also rich in vitamins (Vitamin A and ascorbic acid) and shows presence of essential fatty acids. These are very helpful in treating cardiovascular ailments and promoting a healthy heart, proving useful in treating heart diseases, diabetes, arthritis, and depression.

    In Ayurveda, Shatavari is mainly used to treat the Pitta Dosha and Vata Dosha

    All these qualities make it a ‘Rasayana’ – meaning rejuvenating for the blood, making the functioning of the digestive system better, and benefitting the reproductive system.

    Are there any side effects of Shatavari for men?

    Shatavari when not used correctly or without proper medical guidance can have side effects. Common side effects which occur from an allergic reaction include 

    • Itchy skin
    • Rashes
    • Breathing difficulties
    • Dizziness
    • Hives
    • Rapid heart rate

    Not only that for people with existing health conditions it can lower blood sugar levels, worsen asthma conditions or cause dehydration. 

    Takeaway

    Shatavari is a powerful and effective Ayuvedic herb. Which has numerous benefits for health, skin and hair when used correctly and with the guidance of a medical professional. So, if you are looking for a consultation you can take the Traya hair test today. If you think you may be suffering from stress or sleep related hair loss. You can get a doctor prescribed and customised treatment today!

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    Dr. Shailendra Chaubey, BAMS

    Ayurveda Practioner

    A modern-day Vaidya with 11 years of experience. He is the founder of Dr. Shailendra Healing School that helps patients recover from chronic conditions through the Ayurvedic way of life.

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