Shatavari Modak – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects

Shatavari Modak  is an Ayurvedic medicine in tablet or granules form. It is used in the treatment of oligospermia, male and female infertility, pcos, menstrual disturbances, asthma etc. 


  • It is used in the treatment of male and female infertility, skin diseases, gout, hemorrhoids,  cough, emaciation, ashtma, weight loss.
  • It improves sperm count, stamina and immunity.

Effect on Tridosha – Balances Vata and Pitta.


12 grams with milk, before food in the morning. It is advised to drink half a cup of milk after taking this medicine.
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.

How long to use: It can be used upto 1 – 2 months based on doctor’s prescription.

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 wth 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 Modak  ingredients, how to make:

Sl noSanskrit nameBotanical nameParts usedQuantity
1ShatavariAsparagus racemosusRoot48 g
2ShwadamstraTribulus terrestrisRoot48 g
3BalaSida cordifoliaRoot48 g
4MarkatiMucuna pruriensRoot48 g
5IkshuraSaccharum officinarumRoot48 g
6VidarikandaPueraria tuberoseRoot48 g
7VijayaTerminalia chebulaRoot192 g
8Mahisha PayaBuffalo milkRoot240 ml
9Shatavari –  RasaAsparagus racemosusRoot240 ml
10SitaSugar 8.4 kg
11PippaliPiper longumFruit12 g
12MarichaPiper nigrumFruit12 g
13ShuntiZingiber officinalisRhizome12 g
14HaritakiTerminalia chebulaFruit12 g
15VibhitakiTerminalia belliricaFruit12 g
16AmalakiEmblica officinalisFruit12 g
17DantiBaliospermum montanumRoot12 g
18TwakCinnamomum zeylanicumBark12 g
19ElaElettaria cardamomumFruit12 g
20PatraCinnamomum tamalaLeaf12 g
21SaindhavaRock salt 12 g
22ShatiHedychium spicatum 12 g
23DhanyakaCoriandrum sativumFruit12 g
24BalakaPavonia odorataRoot12 g
25MustaCyperus rotundusRoot12 g
26KasturiMusk 12 g
27GostaniVitis vinniferaFruit12 g
28TugaBambusa bambosHeartwood12 g
29JatiphalaMyristica fragransFruit12 g
30MamsiNardostachys jatamansiRoot12 g
31GranthiPiper longumRoot12 g
32ShatapushpaAnethum sowaFruit12 g
33ChavyaPiper chabaFruit12 g
34DaruCedrus deodaraStem12 g
35PriyanguCallicarpa macrophyllaStem12 g
36LavangaSyzygium aromaticumFlower12 g
37ShaileyaAsphaltum punjabinumResin12 g
38YamaniTrachyspermum ammiFruit12 g
39KatphalaMyrica nagiFruit12 g
40KesharaMessua ferreaStamen12 g
41KharjuraPhoenix dactyliferaFruit12 g

The herbs are boiled with Buffalo milk, filtered. It is added with Shatavari juice extract and sugar, boiled till thick consistency. Prakshepa are added, and mixed well. Filtered through sieve number 10 to obtain granules.


Bhaishajya Ratnavali 74/208 – 224

Shloka (Sanskrit Verse)

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

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