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Shatavari Guda

Shatavari Guda is a semi solid preparation of drugs, prepared with the addition of jaggery, sugar or sugar candy. Shatavari Guda benefits in gynecological conditions. It relieves painful periods (dysmenorrhea), improves ovarian functions, enhances ovulation, and strengthens the uterus. It is also used in menorrhagia (heavy or prolonged periods), burning sensation in the stomach, dysuria (difficult micturition), bleeding disorders, jaundice, and anemia. It is helpful as supportive medicine in gonorrhea. The important medicinal uses of Shatavari Guda are attributed to its strengthening, anti-inflammatory, estrogenic, hematinic and antioxidant actions.


The Shloka —

गुडाढकेन संसृज्य शतावर्या रसाढकं |
घृतप्रस्थं समावाप्य शनैर्मृद्वग्निना पचेत् ||
विश्वैला मुसली पाठा श्वदंष्ट्रा सारिबा द्वयैः |
वस्वज्झदा विदारीभिर्मागधि मधुकाद्रिजैः ||
अक्षांशैश्चूर्णितैस्सम्यक् लेहो सिद्धेवतारिते |
कुडवं च तुगक्षीर्या शर्करयाश्चतुष्पलं ||
तल्लेहं स्वनुगुप्तं तु सप्तरात्रं निधापयेत् |
प्रलिह्यात्प्रातरुत्थाय यथाग्निबलमातुरः ||
विंशतिं मुत्रकृच्छ्राणां प्रमेहाणां च विंशतिं |
वातपित्तमसृक् पित्तं मूढवातं हलीमकं ||
क्षतंक्षयं पाददाहंकामिलामुद्धतामपि |
योनिदोषं रजोदोषं अस्थिस्रावमसृग्दरं ||
वातपित्तकृतान् रोगान् तथान्यानपि नाशयेत् |
शतावरीगुडाख्यंतु रसायनमनुत्तमं ||

guḍāḍhakēna sansr̥jya śatāvaryā rasāḍhakaṁ |
ghr̥taprasthaṁ samāvāpya śanairmr̥dvagninā pacēt ||

viśvailā musalī pāṭhā śvadanṣṭrā sāribā dvayaiḥ |
vasvajjhadā vidārībhirmāgadhi madhukādrijaiḥ ||
akṣānśaiścūrṇitaissamyak lēhō siddhēvatāritē |
kuḍavaṁ ca tugakṣīryā śarkarayāścatuṣpalaṁ ||
tallēhaṁ svanuguptaṁ tu saptarātraṁ nidhāpayēt |
pralihyātprātarutthāya yathāgnibalamāturaḥ ||
vinśatiṁ mutrakr̥cchrāṇāṁ pramēhāṇāṁ ca vinśatiṁ |
vātapittamasr̥k pittaṁ mūḍhavātaṁ halīmakaṁ ||
kṣataṅkṣayaṁ pādadāhaṅkāmilāmuddhatāmapi |
yōnidōṣaṁ rajōdōṣaṁ asthisrāvamasr̥gdaraṁ ||

vātapittakr̥tān rōgān tathānyānapi nāśayēt |
śatāvarīguḍākhyantu rasāyanamanuttamaṁ ||

The Ingredients —

  • Shatavari Swarasa — Asparagus racemosus
  • Guda — Jaggery
  • Ghrita — Ghee
  • Viswa (Sunthi) — Zingiber officinale
  • Ela — Elettaria cardamomum
  • Musali — Chlorophytum borivilianum
  • Patha — Cyclea peltata
  • Swadamshtra (Gokshura) — Tribulus terristris
  • Sariba Dwaya — Hemedismus Indicus
  • Ushira — Vetiveria zizanioides
  • Bhumyamalaki — Phyllanthus niruri
  • Vidari — Pueraria tuberosa
  • Magadhi (Pippali) — Piper longum
  • Madhuka — Glycyrrhiza glabra
  • Adrija (Shilajatu)
  • Tugakshiri (Vansalochan)
  • Sarkara – Sugar

The Indications —

  • Mutrakricchra — Dysuria
  • Prameha — Urinary disorders
  • Raktapitta — bleeding disorder
  • Mudha Vata — Muscle cramping
  • Halimaka — Advanced stage of Jaundice
  • Kshata Kshaya — Pthisis
  • Pada Daha — Burning sensation of feet
  • Kamala — Jaundice
  • Yonidosha — Disorder of female genital tract
  • Rajo dosha — Menstrual disorder
  • Asthi Srava — Discharge of bones
  • Asrigdara — Menorrhagia or Metrorrhagia or both
  • Vata Pittaja Roga

The Dosage — 10 grams once a day in the morning with Milk.

The Adjuvants —

  1. In Painful Menstruation/Dysmenorrhoea , it is used with Chandraprabha Vati / Vang Bhasma / Maha Yogaraja Guggulu
  2. In Excessive bleeding in Women — along with Ashokarishta and Kamdudha Rasa
  3. During Menopause — Along with Saraswatarishta
  4. In Dysuria — Along with Chandanasava / Chandanadi Vati / Vang Bhasma / Chandraprabha Vati

The Side effects —

If it is taken in high dosage, some patient may have the following side effects:

  1. Loss of appetite
  2. Delayed menstruation
  3. Short periods

Pregnancy

Shatavari Guda should not be used by pregnant women because it can alter hormones in the body, which may negatively affect pregnancy.

The Reference — Sahasrayoga Lehya Prakarana

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