Shatavari Guggulu

Shatavari Guggulu is a popular ayurvedic medicine used for treating neurological disorders. It is particularly used in the management of diseases caused due to the imbalance in the Vata Dosha. It can improve the functions of the nerves by acting as a nerve tonic. It can also make the muscles stronger. It also stimulates and restores the functions of the neuromuscular functions. It can improve the transmission of signals through the nerves. Hence, it is used for treating the disorders that cause paralysis in any part of the body.

INGREDIENTS

  • Shatavari – Asparagus Racemosus – 1 Part
  • Gandha Prasarini – Paederia Foetida – 1 Part
  • Giloy – Tinospora Cordifolia – 1 Part
  • Gokshura – Tribulus Terrestris – 1 Part
  • Saunf – Foeniculum Vulgare – 1 Part
  • Pippali – Piper Longum – 1 Part
  • Ajwain – Trachyspermum Ammi – 1 Part
  • Ashwagandha – Withania Somnifera – 1 Part
  • Rasna – Pluchea lanceolate – 1 Part
  • Padmaka – Prunus Cerasoides – 1 Part
  • Sonth – Zingiber officinale – 1 Part
  • Kachur – Curcuma zedoaria – 1 Part
  • Shuddha Guggulu – 12 Parts
  • Cow’s Ghee – Q.S.

HOW IT WORKS

Shatavari Guggulu acts as a nerve tonic. It enhances the functions of the brain and nerves. It also strengthens the muscles.

THINGS TO KNOW

Shatavari Guggulu is prepared by adding Shuddha Guggul and a small amount of Ghee in a mortar. The ingredients are grounded and then, the fine powders of the other herbs are added to the moisture. Later, Vatakam or round balls of 8 grams each are prepared using this mixture.

INDICATIONS & USES

  • Hemiplegia
  • Paralysis
  • Neuralgias

RECOMMENDED DOSAGE

The usual recommended dose of Shatavari Guggulu is 1 or 2 Vatakam per day. The recommended dose for children is 1/4 to ½ Vatakam per day. Patients should not take more than 4 Vatakam per day. This medicine should be taken twice a day with an equal amount of water or warm milk. Patients are advised to take Shatavari Guggulu on an empty stomach. It is best to take it 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals.

BENEFITS & EFFECTIVENESS

Shatavari Guggulu is used for the treatment of disorders affecting the nerves and muscles. It can help to treat paralysis in any part of the body and hemiplegia.

Neurological diseases

Shatavari Guggulu is a powerful nerve tonic. It strengthens the nervous system and improves the functions of the brain and the nerves. Hence, Shatavari Guggulu is commonly used for the management of neurological diseases such as paralysis and hemiplegia. (1)

The recovery of the patients suffering from paralysis and hemiplegia due to the affection of the nerves or brain is often very slow. Shatavari Guggulu can speed up the recovery process and improve the movements of the limbs. It can allow the patients to move about in a comparatively shorter duration of time. It can support the patients to resume their daily activities and thus, improve the quality of their life. Shatavari Guggulu can also improve the sensations and motor movements.

The use of this medication is highly recommended for the patients who have suffered a cerebrovascular stroke. Shatavari Guggulu improves the circulation of blood and boosts the supply of oxygen and nutrients to the brain and other parts of the body. This results in an improved circulation through the part of the brain affected by stroke. This helps to speed up the healing processes and repairs the damaged areas of the brain. This helps to restore the normal functions of the brain. It also preserves and restores the neuromuscular functions.

It helps them in regaining their motor and sensory functions and allows them to recover faster from the state of hemiplegia, or paraplegia. It also strengthens the muscles and helps them perform their activities with ease.

It also produces a favorable effect on the mental acuity and speech. It can increase the memory, and cognitive abilities of the patients affected by stroke or neurological impairment. It can also reduce slurring of speech.

It can also be used to obtain relief from tingling and numbness in the arms and legs caused due to conditions like neuralgias.

SAFETY & TOXICOLOGY

Shatavari Guggulu is safe when used based on the indications in the recommended dosages. Some patients may develop a few side effects following the use of Shatavari Guggulu such as burning sensation in the abdomen, heartburn, vertigo, restlessness, and hot flushes.

The safety of Shatavari Guggulu is not established for the pregnant women. Hence, pregnant women should use it only after consulting an ayurvedic physician.