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Shatavari Gulam Uses, Dose, ingredients And Side Effects

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.

Side effects

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

Ingredients, Contents, Reference

Shatavari Guda 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
Sahasrayoga Lehaprakarana 7

Shloka, Sanskrit Verse

Shelf life

3 years from the date of manufacturing. Once the bottle is opened, it is best to finish it within 4 – 5 months of time.

Other indication

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.  

Shathaavari Gulam

Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
This article is written by Dr. Janardhana V Hebbar BAMS, MD (Ayu), PGDPSM, Managing Director, Easy Ayurveda Hospital.
It is reviewed by Dr. Raviganesh Mogra BAMS, MD (Ayu), Chief Medical Officer, Easy Ayurveda Hospital

114 thoughts on “Shatavari Gulam Uses, Dose, ingredients And Side Effects”

  1. I bought this product Sathavaree Gudam so that I might stop my heavy menstrual bleeding due to Fibroids please do let me know if this is ok to take

    many thanks and looking forward to your response much appreciated


  2. Respected Dr, Can my aunt who is around 50 years and 2 years back undergone Utres removal and Rectum cancer surgery and rectum reversal surgary take this and will it help her to get her body strength and brings health back to normal? She is slowly becoming fat and gaining weight.

    Kindly advice


  3. Hello DR. one of my doctor told that I have high prolactine level and that is the reason I’m not getting conceived. So is this medicine helpful to reduce prolactin level?

  4. Have it with cow’s milk warm preferabbly. It is effect is like a mixture of chawanprash and ashwagandha leham. This is preffer during summer. Increases urine, clears bladder. Best no side reaction drug for kidney problems.

    • there are lot more medicines like shatavari gulam, ashwagandha rasayanam, swamala compound etc of which the most suitable product for you and its dosage better be decided only after in person consultation with an Ayurveda doctor.

      • I have irregular periods and my doctor prescribed this with another tab to control over heat in body and piththa.. my doubt i am already 70 kgs now and am 30 yrs old .will this sathavari increase my weight?

        • Hi, in a small dose of 5 grams once or twice a day, for a period for 2 – 3 months time, it will not increase body weight.
          Please exercise / do walking / jogging for at least 15 minutes per day.

  5. Hi,
    I have pcos since a long time. I just started taking shatavarigulam 15 days back. Does it help in pcos? And how long should I take if it works for pcos?


  6. Hello sir, I’m 30 yrs old women, I hve pcod. Til nw not concieved. 5yrs of marriage life gng on. Shathavari gulam helpful for me? Is it work for pcod and to concieve. ?

  7. Hyee..I’m 23 old…I hv thyroid problem..nd my weight is 73 kgs..so I hv joined aerobics classes…but it seems that I hv no stamina..I used to get tired n fatigue soon..compared to others…should I take this product for reducing weakness??

  8. Dear vaidhya siromani
    I have prostate / gall bladder cyst problem – I was advised chandra prabha, Brihatyadi kashayam,, morning and evening and Satavari gulam at night. I am 77 plus. Will or can this activate acidity or bloating? of late my stomach bloats especially early morning. My bowels are nearly normal.
    I was on allopathy but 8 months ago I changed to Ayurveda.


  9. Hi, I’m using shatavari gulam for increasing lactation. Can it cause low back ache and periods? I have observed that whenever I use it me periods starts even though it is not the time and my low back hurts pretty bad.
    I’m using one tea spoon twice daily directly( not with milk). Please advice.

  10. Hi Dr,
    When taking shathavari gulam do I have to follow a strict vegetarian diet ? Or Am I free to take it even when consuming non veg food


  11. Respected Doctor! Am 43 yr and diagnosed with diabetes last year but due to my strict diet habits, it came to almost non diabetic side 3 months ago. Hypo thyroid is in control. No other major health problems . Can satavari gulam help me maintain a balanced health? My periods are very perfect but sometimes I feel little dryness due to vitamine E deficiency. I observed the reduced breast size due to limiting the carbohydrates. Please suggest if this helps me to restore my balance.
    Many thanks. Madhuri.

  12. I have a 5cm fibroid on outer side of uterus. I have delayed periods too.i have been prescribed kanchanara and navaka guggulu and ashokaritham and satavarigulam. Is this safe to use? Do any of these medicines worsen the delayed periods?

  13. Hello
    I recently got a Copper IUD for birth control after my marraige (we do not wish to have children at all) I am doing fine with it, no severe side effects except some cramps during periods and periods lasting longer like 8 or 10 days. I read it might take few months to become normal again. I never had any problem with my menstrual cycle, normal 25 or 28 days cycle and 4 days period with almost no pain or any other problem.

    I want my periods to become normal soon. Can Shatavari help? Or taking Ashokrarisht or Dashmularisht will help better?

    I dont wish to have a child and want my periods to be normal…so anything that increases fertility is not what I wish but I am thinking if Shatavari will help me without affecting Copper IUD or its effect.Please help.

  14. Hi doc. I’m having irregular period due to imbalance hormone. I will hv my re period on the 14th /15th day (ovulation time) and it will continues with brown spotting for another 2 wks till i gets my actual period back. Tried sathvaree gulam last yr for 2 mths. At that time, no in between period and cycle on 29th day. After stopped the med, problem started back redy till to date. Pls advise

  15. Hello doctor I am 22 right now. I have pcos problem. If I take this product it will cure or not. Because I tried lot of English medicine

  16. sir can it be used in perimenopuase having symptoms like insomnia,irritability,anxiety?
    enen though havng periods regularly for 26 days?

  17. Sir, iam 36 yrs old. Iam getting periods once in 35 days. I bought this medicine. Should i take in empty stomach or night? Along with milk or hot water? For howmany days?

  18. Hello Dr Hebbar, Can this be consumed as a bodybuilding supplement ? i have read that Shatavari is a good supplement for bodybuilding.
    Shatavari Gulam is similar to Shatavari ?

  19. hello doctor, I have endometriosis, is this medicine effective for treatment? What is the recommended dose? How long should I consume it?

  20. Hello, i have fructose malabsorption and i have a uterine fibroid 4cm, but my period is normal. Should i take shatavari gulam to help to shrink my fibroid? Thanks

  21. I am man having lean body.i want o increase weight . In addition i am having piles .is it safen for me to take this medicine shatavari gulam.

  22. Thank you sir for ur valuable information and I wowou like to know how to use shatavari gulam and how many months I’ve to use it

  23. Am going through menopause, hormone imbalance , anxiety , I have food allergies and allergic rhinitis does sathavari cause allergic reactions

  24. I am suffering with PCoD problem… Recently I have taken laparoscopy drilling for PCoD.. can I use this medicine and pls tell me how to consume it?

  25. Hi , Will Shadavatigulam cause type 2 diabetes as it is made of sugar and jaggery…Im enquiring because I had geststional diabetes….and can this be used to treat interstitial cystitis.


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