Shatavari for Heartburn, Stomach Ulcers, Hyperacidity & Diarrhea

Shatavari (Asparagus Racemosus) is used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat heartburn, stomach ulcers, hyperacidity, diarrhea, bronchitis, throat infection and chronic fevers.

Effects of Shatavari

Shatavari (Asparagus Racemosus) is an important herb in traditional medicine in India. According to Ayurvedic texts, shatavari is a cooling, sweet and bitter herb. It balances Pitta dosha. Pitta dosha controls digestion, metabolism, and energy production. The dosha is hot, light and intense. To balance Pitta, we need to select things that are cooling and sweet. That is why the herb is good for balancing Pitta.

Shatavari is effective in the prevention and treatment of gastric ulcers, dyspepsia and other digestive disorders. It has effects to improve many inflammatory conditions and soothe irritated tissues. It is beneficial in cooling an digestive system and is often used to help curing gastrointestinal disorders, such as heartburn, stomach ulcers, hyperacidity, diarrhea or irritated bowel syndrome.

Ayurveda believes that shatavari can restore the balance of body’s fluids, and soothe dry and irritated membranes in the higher respiratory tract, relieve bronchitis, throat infection and chronic fevers.

How to Use Shatavari

The roots of shatavari are used as a tonic in Ayurvedic medicine. You may found it in forms of capsules or powder sold in local health supplement stores.

Traditionally, to treat an ailment, the root is made into a powder, and be taken with water or milk. Here is how to use it:

– Dried shatavari root powder 1 teaspoon
– Warm milk or water 1 cup
– Drink the powder with the milk
– 2 times a day

Or you can make a decoction:

– Dried shatavari root powder 1 teaspoon
– Water 1 cup
– Boil for 5 minutes
– Drink it, 2 times daily

Side Effects and Warnings of Using Shatavari

Please note, shatavari is a gentle herb for treating gastrointestinal and respiratory disorders. If you are in a serious condition, you should see your doctor.

Some people may have skin reactions and pulmonary allergic reactions when using shatavari. And patients with edema due to kidney disorder or impaired heart function should not use it.

By Johns in Indian Remedies
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