Morpheme Shatavari (Asparagus Racemous)
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Today, several women face the problem of sexual dysfunction. However, many of them are hesitant to accept it. The low sex drive could arise from factors such as age or early menopause.
Shatavari has been used as a medical herb to enhance the women’s health. It has plenty of beneficial properties, which have a positive effect on women’s health.
How to use
The suggested dose of Morpheme Shatavari is 1 to 2 pills daily with water after meals. The product is safe with no adverse side effects. Long term usage will only show positive results. Since this is an Ayurvedic medicine it takes time to show positive results.
How Shatavari is Useful?
Shatavari in Sanskrit means a female, who can marry a hundred times. It helps in increasing the female fertility. Commonly known as the Indian asparagus, the roots of this herb are sweet and bitter. They have been used in the Ayurvedic medicines since ancient times.
Research has showed that it is also helpful for stomach ulcers, dysentery, bronchial infection and hyper acidity. Shatavari helps in balancing the vata and pitta doshas. The sweet, bitter, heavy and cooling herb is quite helpful in pacifying the pitta and vata doshas in our body. Normally, sweet things after eating turn acidic, but Shatavari maintains the pH balance even after digestion.
Studies have proved that the herb is a helpful tonic for eyes, brain and reproductive tissues. The eyes have a lot of pitta, which need the cooling effect of soma that is present in it. It is also termed as the medhagnipushtida, which will nourish the ‘agnis’ of the mind. As it helps in increasing concentration and memory, it is even called the shukrasthanyakari.
Research has shown that Shatavari helps to maintain hormonal stability in the body. Hormonal imbalance may lead to irregular menstrual cycle. Regular menstrual cycle is one of the parameters indicating good health in females. It also functions as a diuretic and helps to remove toxins through urine.
Researchers at the ‘Interdisciplinary-School of Health Science’, the University of Pune (India) found that Shatavari is helpful in maintaining standard lymphocyte levels and also a better immune system.
Its principal components include sitosterol, stigmasterol and saponins with their alkaloids, glucosides, proteins and tannins. It also contains triterpene saponins, which help in producing estrogen naturally in the body.
Will my body always need Morpheme Shatavari capsules?No, there will be no such dependency as it is a natural product. You can stop its intake any time you feel with no side effects. However, it is recommended to take it for a long term to see positive results. In fact its prolonged use will give you overall good health.
Is it Morpheme Shatavari capsules safe for human consumption?Well, Shatavari herb has gone through ample research and it is proved beyond doubt that it is safe for human consumption. The capsules are 100% extract of the herb and are processed in the most hygienic ways using modern technology
Can I take the capsules during pregnancy?It is better to consult a doctor before any supplement is taken during this period. Though there are no side effects attached to it, it is better to be safe than sorry.
How should the capsules be taken?You can take the capsule with lukewarm milk for best results.
IngredientsServing size: 1 Vegi caps Servings per container: 60 Each 500 mg capsule contains: Shatavari Each Bottle Contains: 60 Vegi Caps Suggested Usage: 1 Capsule twice daily after meals.
|Serving Size: 1 Veg Capsule||
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
|Shatavari Extract (Asparagus racemosus willd) (Roots) Saponins>20%||500mg.||**|
|** Daily value not established|
Causes of low sex drive
Causes of low sex drive are many and varied. A woman loses interest in sex owing to physical and emotional reasons. Low sex drive is largely a reversible condition. Normal sexual behavior could be restored easily by eliminating the underlying problem that lead to poor libido.
It is not easy to define low sex drive. The sexual urge varies from woman to woman. It is influenced by attitude, lifestyle and social factors. The sex drive of a woman fluctuates throughout her life. It is normal to expect low sex drive during illnesses, pregnancy and menopause. Changes in relationship with your partner affect your sex drive. The sexual satisfaction level might not be strictly defined by frequency of sex. However, if your sex drive causes personal distress, it is safe to conclude that you are suffering from low sex drive.
Poor libido could develop from either sexual or non-sexual problems. Sexual problems include failure to attain orgasm. Pain during intercourse might diminish sex drive. Illnesses might temporarily reduce your sex drive. However, chronic health disorders could affect your sex life for a prolonged period. Poor libido might occur in women suffering from high blood pressure, diabetes, neurological disorders and arthritis.
Medicines taken to reduce high blood pressure, allergic reactions and depression could diminish your sex drive. Cancer as well as chemotherapy procedures could also decrease libido. Fatigue could reduce your interest in sex. There are several reasons for fatigue. In women, pressure of handling professional and family life simultaneously, causes fatigue. General weakness could be a sign of an underlying health disorder. In women, iron-deficit anemia is a common cause of exhaustion. Thyroid gland malfunction could cause fatigue and diminish sex drive simultaneously.
Although sexual desire, largely, is driven by physical desire for sex, one cannot overlook the importance of emotions in sex. Emotional stress, depression and anxiety might reduce your interest in sex. Clinically depressed women on selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant drugs experience low sex drive. While serotonin is essential for increasing sexual response, too much serotonin could delay orgasm and diminish sexual desire.
However, health experts suggest that fall in sex drive is primarily associated with the normal aging process. Sex is the natural vehicle for reproduction. Sexual urge tend to increase a few days before ovulation and it remains at a higher level for several days following ovulation. This is a natural mechanism of the female body to enable conception. Hence, in older women sex drive naturally falls after ovulation ceases. In addition, secretion of estrogen diminishes around menopause, which accounts for poor sex drive.Estrogen helps to lubricate the vagina. Reduction in estrogen production dries up the vaginal tissues. Sexual intercourse during this phase of life could be a very painful exercise. It causes burning and pain in the vagina, thereby diminishing your urge for sex. Moreover, estrogen also influences the emotion of a woman to sustain interest in sex.
Along with estrogen, the hormone testosterone also influences your sex drive. Although testosterone is primarily a male hormone, which is present in very small amounts in women, drop in testosterone could kill libido in women. In younger women, testosterone secretion might be impaired by intake of oral contraceptive pills. In older women, hormone replacement therapy, prescribed for controlling the bothersome side effects of menopause, might disrupt testosterone secretion.
Why Asparagus racemosus is beneficial for female health
Asparagus racemosus is an asparagus specie native to the Indian subcontinent. In Sanskrit, asparagus racemosus is known as Shatavari, which literally means a woman with a thousand husbands. The name itself eulogizes the aphrodisiac property of the herb in enhancing sex drive in women. In Ayurveda, Asparagus racemosus is classified as a Vajikaran Rasayana herb that addresses sexual problems in humans.Estrogenic effect on genital organs
Fall in the estrogen level following menopause causes vaginal dryness. The pain, irritation and burning sensation a woman experiences during sexual intercourse owing to vaginal dryness reduces sex drive. The estrogen-like effect of Asparagus racemosus might help to reduce vaginal discomfort. (Pandey SK, Sahay A, Pandey RS, Tripathi YB. “Effect of Asparagus racemosus rhizome (Shatavari) on mammary gland and genital organs of pregnant rat.” Phytother Res. 2005 Aug;19(8):721-4).Helps in managing testosterone secretion
Elevated testosterone level is not only necessary for sustaining sex drive in men, but the hormone also aids women to restore sex drive. The testosterone-like effect of Asparagus racemosus has been demonstrated in experimental studies. Testosterone is essential in both men and women in maintaining healthy sex drive.Helps in managing depression
Women with depressive disorders tend to lose interest in sex. Depression should be reduced to boost desire for sex. Asparagus racemosus is a natural antidepressant that can help to improve libido by improving mood. (Singh GK, Garabadu D, Muruganandam AV, Joshi VK, Krishnamurthy S. "Antidepressant activity of Asparagus racemosus in rodent models." Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2009 Jan; 91(3):283-90).Helps increase breast milk
Asparagus racemosus helps to increase breast milk production in lactating women. (Joglekar GV, Ahuja RH, Balwani JH. “Galatogogue effect of Asparagus racemosus. Preliminary communication. Indian Med J. 1967 Jul;61(7):165).Antioxidant
The antioxidant compounds in Asparagus racemosus could protect the body tissues including those of the reproductive system from oxidative stress. The scavenging action of free radicals is linked to health disorders. The harmful activities of free radicals accelerate the aging process. (Wiboonpun N, Phuwapraisirisan P, Tip-pyang S. “Identification of antioxidant compound from Asparagus racemosus.” Phytother Res. 2004 Sep;18(9):771-3).
How to increase sex drive naturally
A healthy lifestyle could help to restore your sexual desire naturally. To maintain a healthy sex life you should consume a nutritious diet and lead an active life.
The food that you eat could enhance your sex life by supporting the health of the organs and muscles that are activated during sex. To sustain your normal sex drive, blood flow through the genitals should occur without any hindrance. Limit consumption of saturated fats. Presence of excess unhealthy fats in your diet would boost the bad cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the bloodstream, making you susceptible to atherosclerosis. The fat accumulating in your body would harden over time, clogging the arteries and reducing blood flow. It also increases the risk of coronary artery diseases. If the heart is unable to perform its normal pumping function, blood circulation throughout the body will slow down. Blood flow to the genitals will also reduce, thereby diminishing your sex drive. Add garlic and onions to your diet. Allicin, a sulfur compound, present in these culinary herbs helps to stimulate blood flow. It also helps to lower the levels of blood pressure, cholesterol and triglyceride. Enriching your meals with nuts and seeds helps to increase blood flow to the genital region. Arginine, an amino acid, present in the seeds and nuts boosts blood flow to the organs.
Hormones play an important role in triggering sex drive. Eating chocolate might improve your mood and prepare you for lovemaking. The brain chemical dopamine plays an important role in boosting arousal during sex. Including lean meat in your diet might help to stimulate dopamine secretion. Testosterone is also needed to increase stamina for sustaining the lovemaking process. Consuming oats could help to increase testosterone secretion.
Moderate drinking might help to increase your sex drive by calming your mind and stimulating testosterone secretion. However, excess drinking is harmful for your sex life.
If vaginal dryness is forcing you to avoid sex, you can lubricate the vaginal tissues with vitamin E.
Skin to skin contact helps to increase sex drive. Touching would help to stimulate oxytocin secretion, thereby enhancing the pleasure of sex.
Daily exercise is also needed to sustain your interest in sex. Aerobic exercises would help to increase blood circulation throughout your body, helping to meet the demand for excess blood flow in the genital region to boost sex drive. Workouts also help to tighten and strengthen the muscles in the pelvic region. Moreover, daily physical activities would help to improve your physical appearance by eliminating excess fat from the body and improving the muscle tone. Physical activities also help to reduce stress and stabilize your mood.