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Shatavari (Wild Asparagus)

Shatavari Scientific Name

Asparagus racemosus

Shatavari Other Names

English: Buttermilk Root, Climbing Asparagus, Wild Asparagus
Chinese: Tian Men Dong
Hindi: Shatavari
Sanskrit: Shatavari, Satvar, Satmuli
Other: Chhotta Kelu, Vari Pali

What is Shatavari?

Shatavari, also known as “Queen of Herbs”, is a remedy for close to 100 types of diseases. A herb that is mostly used by females as hormone balancer and to uplift female health, it is an incredible herb to treat menopause-related symptoms, prevent blood clots, maintain a healthy heart, treat rheumatism, relieve depression and aid in weight loss.

Common forms of Shatavari

Juice, Powder, Capsule, Tablet, Syrup, Liquid extract

Shatavari is commonly used for:

Shatavari Dosage

Juice: 2-3 teaspoons once a day.
Powder: ¼-½ teaspoons twice a day.
Capsule: 1-2 Capsules twice a day.
Tablet: 1-2 Tablets twice a day.
Syrup: 1-2 teaspoons twice a day.

Shatavari Side-effects and Warnings

Common side effects: Runny Nose, Coughing, Sore throat.

Not so common side effects: Mild diuretic action, which might affect how the body metabolizes other medications.

Pregnant or Nursing mothers: Not known.

Children: Not known.
Being allergic to shatavari is possible. Shortly after taking the supplement, a person with an allergy may experience:
1. Breathing difficulties
2. Itchy skin or eyes
3. A rash or hives
4. Rapid heart rate

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Amla (Gooseberry)

Amla Scientific Name

Phyllanthus emblica

Amla Other Names

English: Indian gooseberry
Hindi: Amlaki, Amla
Sanskrit: Amalaki

What is Amla?

Amla, popularly known as “Indian Gooseberry” is rich source of Vitamin C and anti-oxidants that builds a strong immune system. It also aids in boosting energy, improve reproductive health and maintain healthy cholesterol levels. The tonic is considered to be good for heart and arterial system, sense organs and mind.

Common forms of Amla

Powder, Juice, Tablets, Amla in Nutritive Jam (Chyavanprash)

Amla is commonly used for:

Amla Dosage

Powder: 1/4 or 1/2 once or twice daily.
Tablet: One to Two Tablets, once or twice daily.
Liquid Extract: A typical dose is a dropper full (about 30 drops) taken in 1–2 ounces of water or juice, one to three times daily, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
Amla Nutitive Jam(Chyavanprash): 1-3 teaspoons, once or twice daily.

Amla Side-effects and Warnings

Common side effects: The high acid content due to high content of Vit C can erode teeth enamel, weakening the teeth the same way as citrus fruits and may at times irritate the throat.
Not so common side effects: Not known.
Pregnant or Nursing mothers: Not known.
Children: Not known.

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Turmeric (Haldi)

Turmeric Scientific Name

Curcuma longa

Turmeric Other Names

English: Indian saffron
French: Curcuma, Safran des Indes, Terre-mérite, Souchet des Indesi
Hindi: Haldi
Sanskrit: Ameshta, bahula, bhadra, dhirgharaja, gandaplashika, gauri, gharshani, haldi, haridra, harita

What is Turmeric?

Turmeric is an underground stem part of the East Indian plant called Curcuma longa that is member of a ginger family. Turmeric mainly used in the powder form is full of anti-oxidants and is rich in anti-inflammatory properties. It has been found to be useful in relieving pain in cases of osteoarthritis and treat hosts of conditions like hay fever, depression, high cholesterol, liver diseases, itching, heartburn, inflammatory bowel disease, poor memory and stress.
“Curcumin” gives it the yellow color and is used as a everyday spice in foods.

Common forms of Turmeric

Powder, Turmeric rhizome(Roots), Capsules, Oil

Turmeric Dosage

According to The World Health Organization (WHO), Turmeric intake of 1.4 mg per pound (0–3 mg/kg) of body weight is acceptable.
For severe disorders like Hay fever, Depression or Osteoarthritis, 500mg of curcumin (turmeric extract is found to be beneficial)
For more sever conditions like Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver, hyperlipidemia or while administering dosage to children, please consult a doctor

Turmeric Side-effects and Warnings

Common side effects: Not known.
Not so common side effects: Not known.
Pregnant Women: Medicinal amounts of turmeric are not recommended.
Children: Not known.
1. Not recommended gallstones or a bile duct obstruction.
2. Not receommended for severe liver diseases.

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