Zandu Satavarex Granules is proprietary ayurvedic medicine from Zandu to improve lactation. Satavarex Ayurvedic medicine contains Shatavari, a well-known herb with galactagogue and tonic effect.
Shatavari refers to the Root Powder of plant Asparagus racemosus (Satavar, Shatavari, or Shatamuli) and used in treatment of female reproductive system related problems, improving fertility and weakness. Shatavari literally means who possesses a hundred of husbands or acceptable to many. Shatavari is considered Queen of herbs and is the primary herb recommended for female health.
Satavarex is non -hormonal and natural medicine to boost lactation. There is no known side effect of this and is safe for mothers and baby. Here is given more about this medicine, such as benefits, indication/therapeutic uses, composition and dosage.
- Manufacturer: Zandu
- Availability: Available in all major Ayurvedic and chemist counters
- Type of medicine: Proprietary Medicine
- Type of medicine: Proprietary herbal Medicine
- Main Indication: Increase in lactation or breast milk or mother’s milk
- Main action: Galactagogue
- Suitable for: Only females
- MRP/Price: 250 g – Rupees 165
Zandu Satavarex Composition
Ingredients present in this formulation are given below:
- Shatavari Asparagus Racemosus 20% in the form of granules
- Satavarex contain Shatavari root 20% w/w in the form of granules.
- Colour used, Brilliant Blue, Sunset Yellow, FCF used as colour.
Know the Ingredients of Zandu Satavarex
Shatavari: Asparagus racemosus (Wild Asparagus) is known as Shatavar or Shatavari. The fascicled tuberous roots of plant are of medicinal importance.
The roots are dried after harvesting and may be boiled, peeled and cut into pieces. The dried roots are then ground to make a powder (Shatavri Churna) which is used alone or with other ingredients. Shatavar contains saponins, steroidal glycosides and aglycones, flavonoids including quercetin, rutin and hyperoside, alkaloids and mucilage.
Shatavar is a renowned tonic for the female reproductive system. It is a uterine tonic and regulates the periods. Shatavari is very useful in menopausal symptoms with hot flushes, irritability, irregular memory and dryness.
According to Ayurveda, Shatavari is heavy, cold, bitter, nutritive; it relieves vata and pitta and is a Rasayana.
- Taste/Rasa: sweet/madhur, bitter/tikta
- Potency/Veerya: cold/sheeta
- Quality/Guna: heavy/guru, unctous/snigdha
- Post digestive/Vipak: sweet/madhur
- Dosha: Reduces Vata and Pitta and increases Kapha
- Tissue/Dhatu: all tissues
Shatavar is galactagogic, antispasmodic, nervine, antiinflammatory, demulcent, cooling, diuretic, general tonic, expectorant, antibacterial, antitumour and antacid. It is nourishing, soothing, lubricating and is useful in conditions when the diseases are due to excess heat inside body.
Shatavari’s main action is on the female reproductive tract. It has phyto-estrogenic effect and supports lactation. It nourishes Rasa dhatu and improves milk flow and quantity.
Shatavar use is contraindicated in acute lung congestion, high kapha, low digestive fire and high Ama.
While taking Shatavar one should avoid, any activity which generates body heat, eating non-vegetarian or heavy food, hot potency food items, tobacco, sleeping during the day, excessive work, sexual intercourse and exercise.
Ayurvedic Action of Zandu Satavarex
- Stanya janana: These herbs can increase lactation; e.g. fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) and shatavari (Asparagus racemosus).
- Brmhaniya: These are nourishing herbs that are full of the water element.
Biomedical Action of Zandu Satavarex
- Anti-inflammatory: Reducing inflammation by acting on body mechanisms.
- Antimicrobial: Active against microbes.
- Antioxidant: Neutralize the oxidant effect of free radicals and other substances.
- Antioxytocic: Countering uterine contractions, thus delaying childbirth.
- Carminative: Preventing the formation or causing the expulsion of flatulence.
- Diuretic: Promoting excretion of urine/agent that increases the amount of urine excreted.
- Estrogenic: Shatavar contains estrogenic compound or phytoestrogen and hence balance estrogen levels, stop bleeding, and support the restoration of the endometrium. Phytoestrogens are a naturally-occurring plant nutrient that exerts an estrogen-like action on the body. They are structurally and/or functionally similar to mammalian estrogens and their active metabolites.
- Female reproductive tonic, Sexual tonic
- Galactagogue: Promotes lactation in humans and other animals.
- Galactagogue: Promotes or increases the flow of a mother’s milk.
- Immunomodulatory: Modifies the immune response or the functioning of the immune system.
- Nutritive: Providing nourishment, nutritious.
- Spasmolytic: Able to relieve spasm of smooth muscle.
Zandu Satavarex Health Benefits
- It is effective galactagogue which stimulates the natural process of lactation.
- It allows smooth flow of milk and promotes breast feeding.
- It boosts prolactin levels.
- It exerts anti-oxytocic effects due to release of phyto-estrogens.
- It is nutritional tonic.
- It balances the pH of the cervical area.
- It supports proper development of the body to make it more energetic.
- Shatavari is nourishing soothing, cooling, lubricating, useful in conditions when the body and mind are overheated, depleted or out of balance.
- It improves inadequate lactation and helps in regular and longer lactation.
- In pregnancy, Satavarex nourishes the mother as well as the foetus.
Satavarex Therapeutic Uses
This medicine is indicated in Inadequate lactation. Inadequate lactation is the production of less milk than is needed for breastfeeding a child.
- Female reproductive tonic
- Promotes lactation
- Threatened miscarriage (traditionally)
- Nutritive tonic
Zandu Satavarex Dosage
- The recommended dosage of medicine is 1-2 tablespoonful.
- It should be taken twice a day, in the morning and evening.
- It is to be taken with milk.
- Or take as directed by doctor.
Suggestions, Contraindications, Interactions, Side-effects and Warnings
- It is completely safe to take this medicine in recommended doses.
- Keep away from the sight and reach of children.
- Do not overdose.
- It has estrogen like effect.
- Don’t take in case of acute lung congestion, high kapha, low digestive fire, high ama.
- It may increase weight when taken for longer duration.
- It may have additive effects with conventional antidiabetic drugs, and may alter the absorption of a number of drugs by delaying gastric emptying.
- Do not use if congested or with Ama.
- Do not stress. Take proper rest.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Include wholesome fruits, vegetables, whole grains, protein, and calcium-rich foods.
- Nursing mother should not eat fish. Avoid non-vegetarian foods.
- Avoid smoking, tobacco chewing and alcohol during lactating period. Nicotine affects prolactin release in response to a sucking stimulus and smoking mothers may have decreased milk yield.
- Keep your nipples and breasts clean.
- Feed from both breasts at each feeding.
- Avoid using soap or ointments that contain astringents or other chemicals on your nipples.
- If you have very sore nipples, you can ask your doctor about using non-aspirin pain relievers.
- Baby only need breast milk for the first six months of life. Breast milk provides all the nutrition for baby. Giving cereal may cause your baby to not want as much breast milk. This will decrease milk supply.
- Almost all medicines pass into breast milk in small amounts, most have no effect on the baby and can be used while breastfeeding. But there are few which can’t be used while breastfeeding.
- Try to keep track of food item that you eat. It helps to know how the baby reacts to the food item eaten each time (fussiness, gassiness, colicky behavior, etc.). For example, in some cases eating beans, cauliflower, or broccoli etc. makes the baby gassy; after eating spicy foods, some babies don’t seem to like the taste of breast milk.
- Strict dieting or skipping meals is not recommended. While breastfeeding, it is best to lose the extra weight gradually, a loss of up to about 0.5 kilogram per week is suggested.