|Dimensions||6 × 6 × 9 cm|
Sathavarigulam 250 Gm
Sathavarigulam: Diuretic, Urinary Antiseptic, Galactagogue.
Reference Text: (Sahasrayogam)
Sathavarigulam And Its Benefits
Sathavarigulam is an Ayurvedic formulation that has many benefits for the female reproductive system. Satavarigulam benefits also include uses as a diuretic, urinary antiseptic and galactagogue (improves break milk production). Sathavarigulam is said to pacify menstrual problems such as dysmenorrhea (painful periods) and menorrhagia (very heavy or prolonged periods). Shatavari benefits also include strengthening the uterus and ovaries thanks to its estrogenic, hematinic, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It also helps in the treatment of anaemia, jaundice and dysuria (difficult micturition). Shatavari health benefits are multifold with the herb prescribed for various female reproductive troubles.
- Balances Vata and Pitta Doshas
- Purifies blood
- Pacifies all the three Doshas
- Purifies blood
Tugaksiri (Bambusa bambos)
- Astringent and cooling
- Is an anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, antioxidant, carminative, aphrodisiac, demulcent, astringent, rejuvenating, styptic, desiccant, diuretic, expectorant, liver and cardiotonic
Sathaavari (Asparagus racemosus)
- It is a fertility enhancer and is the best tonic for the female reproductive system
- It is a nutritive tonic that possesses diuretic, aphrodisiac, rejuvenative, antacid, galactagogue, anti-microbial, laxative, antitumor, antispasmodic, antioxidant,demulcent, anti-depressant, adaptogenic and immunomodulator properties.
- Similar benefits as jaggery but also useful in reproductive problems and as an aphrodisiac
Sunthi (Zingiber officinale)
Swadamstra (Tribulus terrestris)
- Promotes ovulation
- Helps in glucose intolerance and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
Ela (Elettaria cardamomum)
- Balances Kapha and Vata Doshas
- Beneficial in reproductive and urinary troubles
Krisna sariva (Decalyptus hamiltoni)
- Balances all three doshas
- Taken for menorrhagia, bleeding disorders and urinary tract disorders
Sveta sariva (Hemidesmus indicus)
- Helps in leucorrhea and urinary tract problems
- Is a blood purifier, astringent, diaphoretic, demulcent, alterative, diuretic and anti-pyretic
Vasu (Spermacoce hispida)
- Stimulant and tonic
Kalimusali (Curculigo orchiodes)
- Aphrodisiac, rejuvenating and diuretic
Vidaari (Ipomea paniculata)
- Pacifies Vata and Pitta Doshas
Pippali (Piper longum)
- Strengthens Pitta Dosha and balances Vata and Kapha Doshas
Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
- Anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antacid
Adrija (Black silajith)
- Anti-inflammatory, diuretic
Paada (Cyclea peltata)
- Wound healing, galactagogue
- Pacifies all the three Doshas
Tamalaki (Coleus aromaticus)
- Balances Kapha and Vata Dosha
- Prescribed for urinary disorders
- Antioxidant and antibacterial
Ayurveda’s View of The Menstrual Cycle
Menstruation is the normal rhythm of a woman’s life from menarche (onset of menstruation) to menopause (cessation of menstruation). This monthly cycle is governed by the body naturally. When this cycle gets disturbed, it contributes to many problems with the female reproductive system.
Ayurveda views the menstrual cycle as influenced by all the three Doshas. The bleeding phase of menstruation is governed by the Vata Dosha that carries the blood outside the body. The specific component of the Vata Dosha that governs the transport of the menstrual blood is the Apana Vayu. The end of the menstrual bleeding and the follicular phase is governed by a rising Kapha Dosha and the hormone estrogen is said to be Kapha dominant. Progesterone is seen as more like Pitta and this Dosha governs the luteal phase of the cycle.
So, when there is an imbalance in any of the Doshas, it upsets the balance that times and governs the menstrual cycle. Ayurveda classifies problems with the female reproductive system as diseases of the Uterus (Guhya Roga), diseases of the vagina (Yoni Vyapat) and embryology (Atulya Gotriya). The genital tract of a female is entirely governed by the Vata Dosha. So, in Ayurvedic medicine, the balancing and pacifying of the Vata Dosha is of primary importance.
Western Medicine and Menstruation
The endocrine system produces hormones that regulate our bodily functions. Western medicine describes the female reproductive system as hormone controlled. Menarche or the onset of menstruation occurs when the body starts producing the hormone estrogen which causes a girl’s body to become womanly, i.e., breasts develop, body hair grows and the hips widen. This cycle is usually about 28 days long with 2 to 5 days of bleeding.
Western medicine divides the menstrual cycle into three distinct phases namely; the follicular or proliferative phase, the ovulatory phase, and the luteal or secretory phase. The follicular phase begins with the onset of menstrual bleeding. This is triggered by the fall in levels of estrogen and progesterone which causes the lining of the uterus (endometrium) to be shed. Simultaneously, there is an increase in the FSH which stimulates follicles in the ovary to mature. However, only one egg in the ovary fully matures in one cycle and starts producing estrogen. After this phase ends there is an increase in LH and FSH and a peak in estrogen levels. This phase sees the release of the egg and an increase in the levels of progesterone. The next phase is the luteal phase when the follicle that released the egg forms a corpus luteum that secretes progesterone. The LH and FSH levels decrease and estrogen and progesterone levels are high. The lining of the uterus thickens and the uterus is prepared for fertilisation of the egg. If there is no fertilisation of the egg, the corpus luteum stops production of progesterone and the estrogen level in the body also decreases. This again triggers the onset of menstrual bleeding. This cycle continues every month till menopause and is on average 28 days long.
Benefits of Ayurveda and Coming to Balance
Staying Well (Preventive Care)
Western medicine focuses mainly on treating diseases. While western medicine struggles to catch up to the ancient wisdom of preventive care, Ayurvedic medicine has been able to maintain health and prevent illness for thousands of years.
Beautiful complexions are those with a healthy complexion. Many commercial skin care products contain harsh chemicals that can cause our skin to be mistreated to the point that we feel compelled to mask the damage with harsh chemicals.
The speed of travel, the overload of information, and the constant mechanical noise that permeates our lives today make it easy to become distracted and to find our minds disappointed and anxious. Our reasons follow when we slow down to know and understand our bodies and how their natural constitutions require balance.
Stress is similar to losing focus in our minds. As most of us do, working under pressure aggravates Vata and causes stress. A Vata imbalance affects the joints first and. Don't we often notice high-stress levels by sore, clenched jaws? Ayurveda alleviates stress through diet and lifestyle.
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If the client follows the advice of the ayurvedic practitioner, they can expect to see some improvement within 2-6 weeks, with more changes to come.
The Ayurvedic approach to restoring balance to one’s health includes a variety of treatments, such as:
- Adopting a regular sleep schedule
- Making dietary adjustments, such as incorporating more warm foods, oils, or greens
- Using herbs in various forms such as loose powder, capsules, teas, medicated ghee/oil, tinctures, and honey balls
- Body treatments
- PanchaKarma, a deep cleansing and rejuvenation process
- Yoga and Meditation
- Aromatherapy and Color Therapy
As a result of detoxification, mild flu-like symptoms can occur, or a rash may appear. This is a normal reaction in most cases and indicates that the herbs are working. When the response is more substantial, the practitioner usually adjusts the dosage.
Ayurveda, an ancient system of medicine, can be a valuable addition to traditional cancer treatment protocols. The effectiveness of Ayurveda in treating cancer would depend on the type, stage, and aggressiveness of cancer, as well as the recommendations of a medical professional.
Before undergoing cancer treatment, an Ayurvedic professional can develop a customized plan that includes a proper diet, lifestyle changes, and herbal supplements to help maintain and improve strength.
Ayurveda can help minimize side effects and symptoms associated with traditional cancer treatments during cancer treatment. Herbal juices, medicated oils, and supplements can support and enhance cancer treatment therapies. Meditation, breathing exercises, and Yoga Nidra can provide emotional support during this difficult time.
Post-treatment, Ayurveda can aid in detoxifying the body, strengthening and rebuilding healthy tissues, and boosting immunity to prevent a recurrence. Herbs, foods, body therapies, and yoga practices can be used to promote overall health and well-being.
Ayurveda can provide support during cancer treatment by helping to alleviate side effects and symptoms, as well as maintaining a robust digestive system. Herbal juices, teas, and spices can be used during chemotherapy and radiation, with Manjishtha tea decoction and cilantro leaf juice being particularly beneficial. In between treatments, herbs and medicated oils can enhance cancer treatment therapies. Meditation, breathing exercises, and Yoga Nidra can help provide emotional support during this phase. Ayurveda offers exceptional support to allow the body to heal fully.
Arthritis is often caused by the accumulation of toxins, known as ama, and poor digestion. Panchakarma, a detoxification therapy, is typically recommended to address the underlying toxins. The treatment plan for arthritis depends on the specific imbalances in the doshas, the fundamental energies that govern the body.
If Vata is primarily involved, symptoms may include stiffness, pain, and dryness. Treatment may consist of warm, cooked, moderately spiced foods, herbal supplements such as heritage and castor oil (both internal and external), and possibly yogaraj Guggulu or simhanada Guggulu.
If Pitta is primarily involved, symptoms may include inflammation and burning sensations. Treatment may include:
- A diet high in greens.
- Cooling spices.
- Herbs add moist and excellent properties.
- Possibly Kishore Guggulu.
If Kapha is primarily involved, symptoms may include swelling and water retention. Treatment may consist of warm, cooked foods with hot and aromatic spices, bibhitaki, and possibly herbal diuretic supplements such as Triphala Guggulu, punarnava Guggulu, or simhanada Guggulu.
Yoga can be helpful for all types of arthritis as it can help to improve flexibility and strengthen the joints.
When dealing with severe conditions such as broken bones, acute bleeding, advanced or debilitating diseases, or cancer, it is recommended to seek treatment from an allopathic doctor. However, Ayurveda can effectively treat a wide range of chronic conditions and those that have not responded well to Western medicines.
Ayurveda can help with a variety of issues, including gastrointestinal problems (ulcers, IBS, IBD, Crohn’s, diverticulitis, etc.), fatigue, pain (low back pain, muscular or bone pain, etc.), hormone/endocrine function (diabetes, infertility, menopause, etc.), weight management, immune system function (including cancer), auto-immune disorders (Hashimoto’s, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, MS, etc.), nervous system disorders (RLS, Parkinson’s, ADHD/ADD, etc.), respiratory issues (asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, etc.), circulatory system issues (hypertension, cholesterol, heart function, etc.), cognitive function and psychological disorders/imbalances (memory, depression, stress, anxiety, insomnia, bipolar, etc.), urinary function, anti-aging and many more.
Nature is at the core of Ayurveda remedies. Ayurvedic philosophy emphasizes that you can use food as medicine, which is why the herbs, oils, and other substances used in treatment must come from clean and natural sources. This approach helps to avoid the introduction of additional toxins into the body.