Varanasi (UP) - A study conducted by the Faculty of Ayurveda, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University (IMS-BHU), has found that Ayurvedic medicines started giving relief to around 4000 patients suffering from various common diseases within three days and 8000 patients within seven days.
The Faculty of Ayurveda conducted the study to assess the impact of Ayurvedic medicines on 13,936 patients in eight government Ayurvedic college hospitals and certain dispensaries across the state between June 2022 and February 2023.
"The patients suffering from fever, cough, cold, high blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis, jaundice, and other common diseases were surveyed to assess the impact of Ayurvedic medicines on them," said Vaidya Sushil Kumar Dubey, professor, Faculty of Ayurveda, BHU.
Dubey along with former dean of the faculty Prof Yamini Bhushan Tripathi had planned the study in April 2022.
The vaidyas (Ayurveda practitioners) gave medicines to the patients and recorded their impact on them when they visited hospitals for follow-up after a week. (Agency)
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Stress is the body and mind's physical reaction to an event that is happening in our lives. Stress is referred to in Ayurveda as SAHASA, and it lowers immunity and makes the body more susceptible to disease. Stress can be caused by eating unhealthy foods, following an irregular or incorrect routine, and having uncontrolled mental emotions like fear, rage, or grief.
Emotions and body organs are said to be intimately related in Ayurveda. When we repress negative emotions, they are not processed and cannot be released, which puts stress on the organs and causes diseases. According to Ayurveda, stress is a nerve system disturbance that the Vata dosha governs. Ayurvedic techniques for managing stress not only keep the body and mind in harmony but also gradually increase the level of inner fulfillment.
Ayurvedic treatments have basically two aims:
Maintain the health of a healthy person and Cure the disease of an ill person.
Ayurvedic lifestyle recommendations for stress management achieve both of the objectives mentioned above. Life, in accordance with Ayurveda, is a harmonious union of the body, mind, and soul. Ayurveda advises making lifestyle changes to reach a balanced condition, such as scheduling activities like sleeping and waking up, following a balanced meal plan, engaging in appropriate exercise, and getting enough rest.
Literally meaning mental peace, treatments for stress management work to relieve the ill effects that come from the burden of mental strain-stress, insomnia, lack of concentration, fatigue, and headaches, and help in improving your mental health. The treatment course for Manashantichikitsa/treatment follows the 3 stages, Poorvakarma - the preparatory phase, Shodana - the cleansing or eliminating phase, and finally Samana which is the corrective and rejuvenation phase.
In the first step, internal and external oleation (Snehanam) and therapeutic sweating (Swedanam) prepare the body for the removal of toxins. After the body has been prepped, the doctor will choose the cleansing procedure or panchakarma treatment based on each patient's body type and overall health. The doshas (body constitution) imbalances will be stabilized during these two stages of treatment. The body is gradually pulled out of the extreme cleansing and elimination stage during the third and final stage of treatment, Samana or Paschatkarma, by correcting medications, moderate therapeutic treatments, a healthy diet, and yoga asanas to revitalize the body. (Dr Jayan, Sr. Doctor, Kalari Kovilakom)
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The Union Minister of Ayush and Ports, Shipping & Waterways Shri Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated six new buildings as part of the Project II of the North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda & Homoeopathy (NEIAH) to expand capacity. The cost of the construction of these new buildings is estimated at more than 60 crores.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Sonowal said that the expansion of this premier institute can play an instrumental role in furthering the role of traditional medicine in the region. We see a huge role of integrative medicine in the healthcare solutions delivery system of the country in the forthcoming years. The investment made by the government through these new buildings will embolden our effort to rejuvenate traditional medicine in this region of the country. The Minister also announced NEIAH will be starting its ambulance services soon.
Speaking about the role of the Northeast’s role in traditional medicine, Sarbananda Sonowal added, “Our Northeast is blessed by Mother Earth whose natural bounty has helped us heal for many generations. We simply want to take this process forward so that it can help many more people and help them live a better quality of life. The vision of PM Modi Ji is to develop a healthcare delivery system which is effective and efficient. With the continuous impetus to build and expand capacity for research and build a scientific base for traditional medicine, I believe the six new buildings inaugurated today will play a crucial role for NEIAH towards the achievement of this objective.”
NEIAH has witnessed a steady growth in patients as more and more people are experiencing better results at the hospital. In FY2022-23, the hospital saw a footfall of 52,088 patients in its OPD clinics while 504 patients were admitted as IPD patients for healing & recovery. In Ayurveda, NEIAH saw a footfall of 36,683 patients at the OPD clinics, as well as 482 patients, who got admitted to the IPD section of the university. In Homoeopathy, the footfall in its OPD clinics was 19,397 patients while 22 patients got themselves admitted under it. As many as 35 health camps& 4 CMEs (Continuing Medical Education)were conducted by NEIAH during the same period.
The Six new buildings will have a boy's hostel with a capacity to accommodate 104 occupants, a girl's hostel with a capacity to accommodate 104 occupants, 8 units of Type III quarter, 6 units of Type IVA Quarter, 7 units of Type IVB cum Director’s Residence, a senior resident hostel with 25 units, and a guest house with 19 rooms & 2 suites. The buildings were made with an estimated cost of ₹60.16 crores.
The event was also attended by Guests of Honour, viz. Dr Mazel Ampareen Lyngdoh, Health & Family Welfare Minister, Govt. Of Meghalaya as well as AL Hek, Minister of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary, Govt. of Meghalaya. Prof. Prabha Shankar Shukla, Vice Chancellor, North Eastern Hill University (NEHU); Prof(Dr) Nalin Mehta, Director, North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health & Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) and Dr Neeta Mahesekar, Director, NEIAH also attended the event.
In academics, NEIAH has already enrolled six undergraduate batches into the Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery (BAMS) and Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine & Surgery (BHMS). From 50 students in 2016-17, the intake of students has now been increased to 63 per batch. The courses are affiliated with North Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong, Meghalaya.
The North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda & Homoeopathy (NEIAH) is an autonomous Institute under the Ministry of Ayush, Government of India. NEIAH was established to provide health care facilities to the people of NE Region and Sikkim under Ayurveda and Homoeopathy systems of medicine. The Institute is currently running one college of Ayurveda and one college of Homoeopathy along with its attached hospitals. The Institute runs 60 bedded Ayurvedic and 20 bedded Homoeopathic Hospitals.
The hospitals at the NEIAH campus are well-equipped with private wards, a labour room, Operation Theatre, a Yoga centre, a Physiotherapy unit, a Panchkarma unit etc. Investigation facilities like ECG, USG, X-ray, Laboratories, and Nadi Taranganietc. are also available at the institute. The institute is equipped with 7 OPDs in Ayurveda and 5 OPDs in Homoeopathy. There is a full-fledged IPD facility with 60 beds for Ayurveda and 20 beds for Homoeopathy. The institute is spread over an area of 20 acres.
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All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) and the Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS) jointly organized an Interactive meeting for Research and Education in Ayush with a focus on R& D, Education, and capacity building today at New Delhi.
The objective of the interactive meeting was to brainstorm and set goals to capitalize on the expertise and experience of the Chairs in academic and research avenues. The participants discussed the research education ecosystem in Ayush Colleges, at both graduation and post-graduation levels. The meeting was focused on Research & Development, Education & capacity building in the Ayush sector. All the Directors presented their success stories.
On this occasion, Vd. Rajesh Kotecha, Secretary of the Ministry of Ayush, said “Today we all have gathered here to brainstorm how we can collectively use the expertise and knowledge of the distinguished chair and set up the goal for the future. The pandemic allowed Ayush to develop their science, and Ayush did it by developing Ayush 64, etc.”.
Pramod Kumar Pathak, Special Secretary, Ministry of Ayush, said “This meeting will help researchers to get the insights from Ayush Distinguished Chairs and know their experience in their field. An initiative like today’s was the need of the hour. The Ministry of Ayush is working to promote Ayush’s patents and research”.
Welcoming everyone Prof. Tanuja Nesari, Director of AIIA said, “It is a historic movement when Administrators, Policy makers, Education experts, Researchers, and distinguished Scientists have come under one platform. This platform gives us an opportunity to create an evidence-based Ayurveda creating disciplinary model and integration.
Prof. Vd Rabinarayan Acharya, Director General CCRAS, said “When we compare Ayush with Chinese alternative method of treatment, it has much more potential to go high. During COVID time Ayush system has registered more clinical studies, in comparison to the Chinese system of medicines. It is high time to give much priority to research,”.
The meeting was attended by Heads of all Ayush National Institutions, Research, Councils, and advisors of MoA, Chairman of NCSIM Vaidya Jayant Deopujari, and NCH Dr. Anil Khurana including five newly- distinguished appointed scientists Ayush Distinguished Scientist Chairs Dr. Nandini K. Kumar (Interdisciplinary Clinical Research), Dr. Arvind Chopra, (Public health and Epidemiology), Dr. Sharmila Shekhar Mande (Ayurveda Biology and Basic Sciences), Dr. Madhu Dikshit (Pharmaceutical Drug Development) and Dr. B.N. Gangadhar (Consciousness and Cognitive Sciences). The meeting occurred in the August presence of Sec Ministry of Ayush Vd Rajesh Kotecha, Special Secretary P.K. Pathak, and Prof (Dr) Tanuja Nesari, Director, AIIA, Prof. (Vd.) Rabi Narayan Acharya, Director General (CCRAS) MDNIY Director Dr. Ishwar V. Basavaraddi and Prof. Bhushan Patwardhan, National Ayush Chairs, Directors of National Institute, and research councils.
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Pregnancy is a life-changing experience for women, as they prepare to bring a new life into the world. It is a time of great joy and anticipation, but it can also be a time of stress and anxiety.
Mental health issues are common during pregnancy, and it is essential to take care of your mental health to ensure a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.
Mental health issues during pregnancy can take many forms, including depression, anxiety, and stress. These issues can be caused by a variety of factors, including hormonal changes, relationship problems, financial stress, and physical discomfort. Whatever the cause, it is important to address mental health issues during pregnancy to ensure the best possible outcome for both the mother and the baby.
According to Shivangi Sagar, Counselling Psychologist and Co-Founder of HopeQure, a platform for counselling and therapy consultations, mood swings are normal during pregnancy but if you feel nervous or down all the time, it could be a sign of something deeper. She says, "Stress over being pregnant, changes in your body during the pregnancy, and everyday worries can take a toll. Depression and anxiety are the two most common and prevalent disorders faced during pregnancy. The prevalence ranges from 8 to 30 per cent all over the world."
"Antenatal depression i.e., depression before the birth of the child is a strong predictor of postnatal depression. Depression is sadness or feeling down or irritable for weeks or months at a time. Someone may have depression before getting pregnant. But it also can start during pregnancy for a number of reasons -- for example, if a woman isn't happy about being pregnant or is dealing with a lot of stress at work or stress at home. Whereas, anxiety is a feeling of worry or fear over things that might happen. If you worry a lot anyway, many things can stress you out during pregnancy. You might worry that you won't be a good parent or that you can't afford to raise a baby," says Shivangi.
"Perinatal and antenatal mental issues have been associated with many poor outcomes, including maternal, child, and family unit challenges. Infants and young children of depressed mothers are more likely to have a difficult temperament, as well as cognitive and emotional delays. Among mothers who have a history of depression and decide to stop taking their antidepressants during the perinatal period, the majority suffer from relapsing symptoms. If depression continues postpartum, there is an increased risk of poor mother-infant attachment, delayed cognitive and linguistic skills in the infant, impaired emotional development, and risk for behavioural problems in later life."
While there is a probability of adverse mental health concerns in mothers during pregnancy, it is of chief importance that these symptoms can be managed.
Here are seven ways Counselling Psychologist Shivangi suggests you protect your mental health while pregnant:
Seek Prenatal Care: Regular prenatal care is critical to identify mental health issues early on and providing support and resources to address them. Prenatal care can also ensure that both the mother and the baby are healthy throughout the pregnancy. Prenatal yoga is a powerful tool for managing depression. It can assist in elevating the mood during pregnancy and provide strength to the body, especially the pelvic floor, hip, and abdominal core muscles. It gives the mother a healthier pregnancy and research has confirmed that a healthy mother is more likely to have or give birth to a healthy baby.
Increase Awareness: It is important to take notice that you are facing mental health issues. It can be helpful to talk to a professional and help you deal with your specific issues.
Practice Positive Self-Talk: Sometimes writing a few positive affirmations and reading them aloud can help in uplifting the mind. It is significant that pregnant women should focus their attention on positive things.
Communicate Openly: Talking about what is causing you stress with your partner, family, friends or a professional can help you understand your stressors and how you can manage them. It will also help your loved ones support you during this period. Having a strong support system during pregnancy can provide valuable emotional support and connection. Joining a support group for pregnant women can also provide a valuable source of support.
Prioritise Self-Care: Taking care of oneself during pregnancy is essential to reduce stress and promote positive mental health. This can include getting enough rest, eating a healthy diet, and engaging in regular physical activity. Taking time for oneself to relax and engage in activities can also help reduce stress.
Breathing Exercises: You can try breathing exercises and help you calm yourself in times of stress and anxiety. You can also try mindfulness and meditation techniques to regulate your emotions.
Seek Professional Help: If you are experiencing severe or persistent mental health issues during pregnancy, it's essential to seek professional help. This can include therapy, medication, or a combination of both. Healthcare providers can help identify the best treatment options for individual needs. (N. Lothungbeni Humtsoe)
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Himalaya Shatavari tablet is a dietary supplement that contains the extract of the Shatavari plant, also known as Asparagus racemosus. Shatavari is a medicinal plant that has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries for its health benefits, particularly for women's reproductive health.
Himalaya Shatavari tablet is formulated to provide a standardized and concentrated dose of Shatavari extract, which is claimed to have phytoestrogenic properties that help regulate hormonal imbalances and support reproductive functions. The tablet is marketed as a natural remedy for a range of women's health issues, including menstrual irregularities, infertility, and menopausal symptoms.
The tablet comes in a bottle containing 60 tablets, and the recommended dosage is one or two tablets twice daily after meals with water. Himalaya Shatavari tablet is claimed to be safe and effective, with no known side effects when taken as directed.
However, it is always important to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new supplement or herbal remedy, especially if you have an underlying medical condition, are pregnant or breastfeeding.
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Himalaya Shatavari Tablet Ingredients
The main ingredient in the Himalaya Shatavari tablet is the extract of the Shatavari plant (Asparagus racemosus). The tablet also contains several other ingredients that are commonly used in herbal supplements. These include:
Microcrystalline Cellulose: a plant-based, non-digestible carbohydrate that is commonly used as a bulking agent in supplements.
Sodium Carboxymethylcellulose: A water-soluble cellulose derivative that is used as a binder and thickener in supplements.
Magnesium Stearate: A magnesium salt of stearic acid that is used as a lubricant to prevent the tablet ingredients from sticking to each other or to the manufacturing equipment.
Colloidal Silicon Dioxide: A naturally occurring mineral that is used as a flow agent to improve the flowability of the tablet ingredients during manufacturing.
Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose: A plant-based, water-soluble cellulose derivative that is used as a coating agent to protect the tablet ingredients from moisture and oxygen.
All of these ingredients are generally recognized as safe for human consumption and are commonly used in dietary supplements. Himalaya Shatavari tablet is claimed to be free from artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives, and is suitable for vegetarians.
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Himalaya Shatavari Tablet Benefits
Himalaya Shatavari tablet is marketed as a natural remedy for women's reproductive health issues. Here are some of the claimed benefits of this medicine:
Shatavari for Menstrual Irregularities: Shatavari is claimed to have a regulatory effect on the menstrual cycle and may help reduce menstrual pain and discomfort.
Shatavari for Infertility: Shatavari is believed to have phytoestrogenic properties that may help balance hormonal imbalances and support reproductive health, thereby improving fertility in women.
Shatavari for Menopausal Symptoms: Shatavari is claimed to have a cooling effect on the body, which may help alleviate hot flashes, night sweats, and other symptoms of menopause.
Shatavari for Breast Milk Production: Shatavari is believed to stimulate prolactin secretion, a hormone that plays a key role in breast milk production. As such, it is sometimes used to promote lactation in breastfeeding mothers.
Shatavari for Immune System Support: Shatavari is also believed to have immune-boosting properties and may help improve overall health and well-being.
It's important to note that while Himalaya Shatavari tablet is a popular herbal remedy in Ayurvedic medicine, there is limited scientific evidence to support these claims. As with any dietary supplement or herbal remedy, it's always best to consult with an ayurvedic doctor before taking Himalaya Shatavari tablet, especially if you have an underlying medical condition or are taking any medications.
Himalaya Shatavari Tablet Side Effects
Himalaya Shatavari tablet is generally considered safe and well-tolerated when taken as directed. However, like any dietary supplement or herbal remedy, it may cause side effects in some people. Here are some of the potential side effects of Himalaya Shatavari tablet:
Gastrointestinal Discomfort: Some people may experience mild gastrointestinal side effects such as bloating, gas, or abdominal discomfort when taking Shatavari supplements.
Allergic Reactions: In rare cases, Shatavari supplements may cause allergic reactions in some people, especially those who are allergic to Shatavari or other members of the Shatavari's family.
Hormonal Effects: Shatavari is believed to have phytoestrogenic properties, which means it may affect hormonal levels in the body. While this is generally considered safe, it may cause side effects in some people, especially those who have a history of hormone-sensitive conditions such as breast cancer.
Interactions With Medications: Shatavari may interact with certain medications, including blood thinners and medications for diabetes. If you are taking any medications, it's important to consult with an ayurvedic doctor before taking Himalaya Shatavari tablet.
It's important to note that these are potential side effects, and not everyone who takes Himalaya Shatavari tablet will experience them. If you experience any side effects while taking the supplement, it's important to stop taking it and consult with an ayurvedic doctor.
Himalaya Shatavari Tablet Dosage
The recommended dosage of Himalaya Shatavari tablet may vary depending on the individual's age, health, and other factors. It's always best to consult with an Ayurvedic Doctor before taking any dietary supplement, including the Himalaya Shatavari tablet, to determine the appropriate dosage for your needs.
As a general guideline, the recommends taking one to two Himalaya Shatavari tablets twice daily, preferably with meals. The tablets should be swallowed whole with water and should not be chewed or crushed.
It's important to follow the recommended dosage instructions carefully and not to exceed the recommended dose. Taking too much of the supplement may increase the risk of side effects or interactions with medications.
If you miss a dose of the Himalaya Shatavari tablet, you can take it as soon as you remember but do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose. If you have any questions or concerns about the dosage or use of the Himalaya Shatavari tablet, it's always best to consult with an Ayurvedic Doctor.
Himalaya Shatavari Tablet Storage & Safety Information
Here are some important storage and safety information for Himalaya Shatavari Tablet:
Storage: Himalaya Shatavari Tablet should be stored in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight and heat. It should be kept out of reach of children and pets.
Expiration Date: The expiration date of the Himalaya Shatavari Tablet should be checked before use. Expired medicine should be discarded as they may not be effective or safe to use.
Safety Precautions: Pregnant or breastfeeding women, as well as individuals with underlying medical conditions, should consult with an Ayurvedic Doctor before taking Himalaya Shatavari Tablet. It's also important to inform your Ayurvedic doctor if you are taking any medications, as Shatavari may interact with certain medications.
Adverse Reactions: If you experience any adverse reactions or side effects while taking Himalaya Shatavari Tablet, such as allergic reactions, gastrointestinal discomfort, or hormonal effects, stop taking the medicine immediately and seek medical attention if necessary.
Authenticity: It's important to purchase Himalaya Shatavari Tablet from a reputable source to ensure its authenticity and quality. Counterfeit or low-quality supplements may be ineffective or even harmful to health.
By following these storage and safety guidelines, you can ensure the quality and effectiveness of Himalaya Shatavari Tablet, while minimizing the risk of adverse effects.
Himalaya Shatavari Tablet Shelf Life
Himalaya Shatavari tablets have a shelf life of around 3 years from the date of manufacture. However, this can vary depending on factors such as storage conditions, exposure to light and humidity, and the quality of the packaging.
To ensure that the tablets remain effective and safe to consume, it is important to store them in a cool and dry place, away from direct sunlight and moisture. Avoid storing the tablets in the bathroom or kitchen where there may be fluctuations in temperature and humidity. It is also important to keep the tablets away from the reach of children and pets.
Himalaya Shatavari Tablet FAQs
Q. What are the benefits of Himalaya Shatavari tablets?
Ans. Some potential benefits of Himalaya Shatavari tablets include:
Immune System Support
General Health and Well-Being
Q. Is Shatavari good for weight gain?
Ans. Shatavari is not typically used as a supplement specifically for weight gain. In fact, Shatavari is often regarded as a rejuvenating herb and is known to have a cooling and nourishing effect on the body. It is traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine for its potential benefits in promoting overall health and well-being, particularly for women's health.
Shatavari is not known to have direct properties that promote weight gain. However, it is believed to have adaptogenic properties that may help the body cope with stress and potentially reduce stress-related factors that can contribute to weight loss or poor weight gain, such as poor appetite or digestion issues caused by stress.
Q. What are the benefits of the Shatavari tablet for females?
Ans. Shatavari tablets are often used as a traditional herbal supplement to support women's health. Some potential benefits of Shatavari tablets for females include:
Hormonal Balance: Shatavari is known to have phytoestrogenic properties, which means it can help balance hormonal levels in the body. This may be particularly beneficial for women who experience hormonal imbalances, such as irregular menstrual cycles, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), or menopause-related symptoms.
Reproductive health: Shatavari is often used as a natural remedy to support reproductive health in women. It is believed to help regulate menstrual cycles, support healthy ovulation, and improve fertility. Shatavari may also be beneficial for supporting healthy lactation during breastfeeding.
Menopause support: Shatavari is believed to have a cooling effect on the body and may help alleviate menopause-related symptoms such as hot flashes, mood swings, and irritability.
Digestive health: Shatavari is known to have mild laxative properties and may help support healthy digestion. It may be used to relieve digestive discomfort, promote regular bowel movements, and support gut health.
Immune system support: Shatavari has immune-enhancing properties that may help support the body's natural defense mechanisms, which can be beneficial for overall immune system support, particularly during times of stress or illness.
Rejuvenation and vitality: Shatavari is often considered a rejuvenating herb and is believed to have a nourishing effect on the body, promoting vitality, strength, and stamina.
General health and well-being: Shatavari is used in Ayurvedic medicine as a general health tonic for women. It is believed to promote overall health and well-being, and may help support energy levels, mood, and overall vitality.
Q. What happens when you take Shatavari daily?
Ans. It's important to note that Shatavari, like any other herbal supplement, may not work the same way for everyone, and individual responses may vary. It's always recommended to consult with an ayurveda doctor before starting any new supplement regimen, especially if you are pregnant, nursing, have pre-existing health conditions, or are taking medications to avoid potential interactions or side effects. Dosage and duration of use should be followed as per the recommended guidelines provided by the manufacturer or your Ayurveda doctor.
Q. Does Shatavari reduce belly fat?
Ans. There is no evidence to suggest that Shatavari specifically reduces belly fat. Shatavari is a traditional herbal remedy that is used for a variety of purposes, including supporting women's health, hormonal balance, reproductive health, digestive health, immune system support, rejuvenation, and general well-being. However, there is no scientific evidence to support the claim that Shatavari specifically targets belly fat reduction.
Belly fat is typically influenced by a variety of factors, including overall diet, physical activity levels, genetics, and hormonal balance. To reduce belly fat, a holistic approach that includes a healthy diet, regular exercise, and lifestyle modifications may be more effective.
Q. Does Shatavari have side effects?
Ans. Shatavari is generally considered safe for most people when taken as directed and in recommended doses. However, as with any herbal supplement or medication, there is a potential for side effects or adverse reactions in some individuals. Common side effects of Shatavari are usually mild and may include:
Upset stomach or gastrointestinal discomfort
Interactions with medications
Q. Who Cannot take Shatavari?
Ans. Shatavari is generally considered safe for most people when taken as directed and in recommended doses. However, there are certain populations who should exercise caution or avoid taking Shatavari without consulting with a ayurveda doctor. These include:
Pregnant or Nursing Women
Individuals with Estrogen-Sensitive Conditions
Individuals with Known Allergies
Individuals with Gastrointestinal Issues
Individuals Taking Medications
Q. Does Shatavari affect periods?
Ans. Shatavari is known for its traditional use in supporting women's health and reproductive health, including menstrual health. It is believed to have an overall balancing effect on the female reproductive system and may help regulate menstrual cycles, alleviate menstrual discomfort, and support hormonal balance.
Shatavari has phytoestrogenic properties, which means it contains plant-based compounds that are similar to estrogen, a female hormone. These compounds may help regulate hormonal levels in the body and may have an impact on menstrual health. However, the exact mechanisms of how Shatavari affects periods are not fully understood and scientific evidence in this area is limited.
Some women may find that Shatavari helps regulate their menstrual cycles and reduces symptoms of menstrual discomfort, such as cramping or bloating. However, individual responses may vary, and not all women may experience noticeable changes in their menstrual cycles or symptoms with Shatavari.
Q. Can Shatavari cause heavy periods?
Ans. Shatavari is often considered to have estrogen-like effects in the body and is sometimes used as a natural remedy for hormonal imbalances, including irregular menstrual cycles. However, the scientific evidence supporting these claims is limited and more research is needed to establish its safety and efficacy.
Q. Is Shatavari good for PCOS?
Ans. Shatavari, an herb commonly used in Ayurvedic medicine, has been suggested as a potential natural remedy for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a hormonal disorder that affects women of reproductive age.
Q. What is the dosage of Himalaya Shatavari Tablets?
Ans. The dosage of Himalaya Shatavari Tablets or any other herbal supplement may vary depending on various factors, including the specific product, the individual's age, health condition, and other factors. It is important to follow the instructions provided on the product packaging or consult with an ayurveda doctor for personalized dosage recommendations.
Q. What are the benefits of Shatavari for the uterus?
Ans. Shatavari for the uterus that have been suggested in traditional Ayurvedic medicine and some anecdotal evidence include:
Uterine Tonic: Shatavari is believed to act as a uterine tonic, supporting the health and function of the uterus. It is thought to help strengthen the uterine muscles and promote overall uterine health.
Hormonal Balance: Shatavari is considered to have estrogen-like effects in the body, which may help regulate hormonal imbalances and support hormonal balance. This is believed to help maintain the health of the uterus.
Reproductive Health: Shatavari is often used to support female reproductive health and promote fertility. It is believed to help regulate menstrual cycles, reduce symptoms of menstrual irregularities, and support overall reproductive health.
Nourishing Properties: Shatavari is considered to be a nourishing herb that may help support the overall health and vitality of the female reproductive system, including the uterus.
Q. Do I take Shatavari in the morning or at night?
Ans. The timing of Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) consumption, whether in the morning or at night, can vary depending on factors such as personal preference, individual health needs, and the specific form of Shatavari being used (e.g., powder, capsule, liquid, etc.). There is no specific standard or universal recommendation for the best time to take Shatavari, as it may differ for different individuals.
Q. Is Shatavari good for skin?
Ans. Shatavari is an herb that has been traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine for various health purposes, but its benefits for the skin are not well-established through scientific research. While Shatavari is primarily known for its potential benefits for reproductive health, hormonal balance, and digestive health, it is not commonly used specifically for skin health.
Q. Is Shatavari good for your hair?
Ans. Shatavari is believed to have antioxidant properties, which may help reduce oxidative stress in the body. Oxidative stress is known to be a contributing factor to hair damage and aging, so antioxidants may potentially have a beneficial effect on hair health. Additionally, Shatavari is known to be a good source of certain nutrients, including vitamins and minerals, which are important for overall health and may play a role in maintaining healthy hair.
Q. What is Shatavari tablet used for?
Ans. Here are some common uses of Shatavari tablets:
Women's Health: Shatavari is often used in Ayurvedic medicine as a tonic for female reproductive health. It is believed to have estrogen-like effects, which may help support hormonal balance, regulate menstrual cycles, and improve fertility. Shatavari tablets are commonly used by women to support their overall reproductive health and well-being.
Lactation Support: Shatavari is also believed to have galactagogue properties, which may help promote lactation and support breastfeeding mothers. Shatavari tablets are commonly used by breastfeeding women to support milk production and maintain healthy lactation.
Digestive Health: Shatavari is known to have digestive properties and may help support healthy digestion and gastrointestinal function. Shatavari tablets are sometimes used to promote digestive health, alleviate symptoms of indigestion, and support gut health.
Immune Support: Shatavari is believed to have immunomodulatory properties, which may help support the immune system and promote overall health and well-being. Shatavari tablets are sometimes used as a natural immune support supplement.
Q. Is shatavari hot or cold?
Ans. In Ayurveda, an ancient system of medicine from India, foods and herbs are often classified as having either "hot" or "cold" properties based on their perceived effects on the body's internal balance of energy, or doshas. Shatavari is generally considered to have a "cooling" or "cold" nature, according to Ayurvedic principles.
Q. Does Shatavari regulate periods?
Ans. Shatavari is traditionally believed to have estrogen-like effects, which may help regulate menstrual cycles in women. In Ayurvedic medicine, Shatavari is often used as a tonic for female reproductive health and is believed to help support hormonal balance. However, it's important to note that the effects of Shatavari on menstrual cycles may vary depending on various factors, including the individual's unique health circumstances, dosha imbalance, and other factors.
Q. Are the Himalaya Shatavari Tablets made with natural products?
Ans. Yes, Himalaya Shatavari Tablets are made with natural products. Himalaya is a well-known brand that produces a wide range of herbal products, including Shatavari Tablets, which are made from the herb Shatavari. It is a plant that has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries due to its perceived health benefits. The Himalaya Shatavari Tablets are formulated using natural ingredients and are manufactured using standardized herbal extracts to ensure consistent quality and potency.
Q. Can I take shatavari daily?
Ans. The appropriate dosage and frequency of taking Shatavari can vary depending on various factors, including your age, gender, health condition, and the form of Shatavari you are using (such as powder, capsules, or tablets). It's important to follow the recommended dosage instructions on the product label or as advised by an ayurveda doctor.
Q. What happens when you take Shatavari daily?
Ans. When taken daily and as directed, Shatavari is generally considered safe and well-tolerated for most individuals. Shatavari is believed to have a range of potential health benefits, which may vary depending on individual factors, such as age, gender, health condition, and dosage.
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