Shatavari Gulam is a very famous Ayurvedic medicine, in herbal jam / paste form. It is widely used in the treatment of gynaecological conditions, diseases of urinary tract and liver complications. It is also known as Shatavari Guda, Shatavari gud, Shatavari gudam, Satavari gulam. Gulam refers to jaggery. This medicine is prepared in jaggery base.
- It is a common prescription Ayurvedic medicine for almost all the gynaecological complaints.
- it is used as Ayurvedic medicine for pcos, Ayurvedic medicine for menstrual pain, irregular menstrual cycles, heavy menstrual bleeding.
- It is used in the treatment dysuria, urinary tract infections, bleeding disorders, liver complications, jaundice, gonorrhoea, raktapitta, giddiness and burning sensation in stomach.
- It is given to restore energy of injured and emaciated people.
Doctors also use this for the treatment of stress and depression during or nearing to periods.
Its usage in uterine fibroid –
If there is menstrual irregularity, then it can help to some extent. But this is not directly indicated in treating the fibroid.
5 – 10 grams once or two times a day, before or after food as directed by Ayurvedic doctor
It is usually administered along with milk, honey or water.
Dosage for children below 5 years of age – 1 – 2 grams, once or twice a day, along with a teaspoon of honey or warm water / milk.
Dosage for children between 5 – 12 years of age – 5 grams once or twice a day along with a teaspoon of honey or warm water / milk.
Shatavari gula as body building supplement:
It restores energy very quickly. Hence, in a dose of 5 grams soon after exercise or at night, after food is good to take for 4 – 5 months time.
With western medicines
Seek your doctor’s advice if you are taking this product along with other western (allopathic/modern) medicines. Some Ayurvedic herbs can interact with modern medicine.
If both Ayurvedic and allopathic medicines are advised together, then it is best to take allopathic medicine first, wait for 30 minutes and then, after a gap of 15 – 30 minutes, take Ayurvedic medicine or as directed by the physician.
Can this be used while taking Homeopathic medicine?
Yes. This product does not react with homeopathic medicine.
With supplements like multivitamin tablets, Omega 3 fatty acids etc?
Yes. Generally, this product goes well with most of the dietary supplements. However, if you are taking more than one product per day, please consult your doctor for an opinion.
There are no known side effects with this medicine.
Seek your doctor’s advice if you are diabetic. In diabetic patients, only if the blood sugar is under good control, then this medicine can be given
Shatavari Gulam Ingredients:
Jaggery – 3.072 kg
Juice extract of Shatavari – Asparagus racemosus – 3.072 liters
Ghee – 768 g
Sugar – 192 g.
Shatavari juice extract is heated along with jaggery, sugar and ghee is added to it. Heating is continued till it gains semisolid form.
Then it is added with 12 grams of each of Cardamom, Mushali (Chlorophytum borivilianum), Gokshura (Tribulus), Black and white varieties of Sariva (Hemidesmus indicus), Tamalaki (Euphorbia nerifolia), Vidari (Pueraria tuberosa), Long pepper, Shilajeet, Vamshalochana (Bambusa bambos) – 192 g
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3 years from the date of manufacturing. Once the bottle is opened, it is best to finish it within 4 – 5 months of time.
Shatavari Gulam for gaining weight:
In a dose of 10 grams 2 times a day after food along with half a teaspoon of ghee and a cup of water for 3 months time can be useful in improving weight.
Will it increase weight, in an unwanted manner?
In a small dose of 10 grams per day (1 teaspoon 2 times a day), it does not increase weight. More than this, could.