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Shatavari Kalpa for Lactating Mothers

Vandana Chawla

Created by Vandana Chawla
Updated on Oct 17, 2020

Reviewed by Expert panel

It is an ancient ayurvedic concoction of shatavari and elaichi. It is believed to increase the production of breastmilk and also reduces pain, fatigue and general weakness in the mother. 

It provides overall nourishment to the new mom.

Also known as Asparagus racemosus, Shatavari is a member of the asparagus family.  Shatavari is also an adaptogenic herb, which helps the body cope with physical and emotional stress.

Some benefits of Shatavari include:

  1. It has antioxidant properties - helps to prevent free-radical cell damage and fight oxidative stress.

  2. Racemofuran found in shatavari has significant anti-inflammatory capabilities.

  3. Shatavari is believed to enhance immunity. It may be useful in relieving cough and treating diarrhea. It is also believed to treat kidney stones. 

  4. Shatavari also helps women through every stage of their lives. It helps to regulate menstrual cycles, alleviate menstrual cramps, manage PMS symptoms, and control the amount of blood lost. It may also help with fluid retention and uncomfortable bloating before a period. 

  5. It may help in blood sugar and anti-aging. 

  6. Shatavari kalpa, a concoction, is believed to increase breast milk supply - low milk production is often an issue with new moms. This can happen due to reasons like anemia, low blood pressure, or simply stress. Taking Shatavari can help facilitate and regulate milk production. 

  7. Can assist in fertility issues: Shatavari contains some beneficial ingredients and it is believed that its consumption can increase the chances of conception.

  8.  Gastric problems can be cured - Shatavari is believed to treat gastric problems. Its dried roots are turned into powder and are believed to be good to cure ulcers and other ailments occurring in the gastrointestinal tract.

However, it is important that you take your doctor's advice before introducing new things in your diet. 

Watch this as Lactation Expert Vandana Chawla talks of Shatavari Kalpa. 

You may also like to watch this video with Lactation Expert Vandana Chawla on how to increase breast milk supply where she has given some wonderful tips. 


This content has been checked & validated by Doctors and Experts of the parentune Expert panel. Our panel consists of Neonatologist, Gynecologist, Peadiatrician, Nutritionist, Child Counselor, Education & Learning Expert, Physiotherapist, Learning disability Expert and Developmental Pead.

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