Checkout the amazing features of Shatavari given below:-
Asparagus is called Shatavari in Hindi, which means “one possessing 100 husbands” indicative of the herbs’ exceptional ability to tackle sexual disability and fertility issues in both sexes.
In Sanskrit, it is called Shatmuli, meaning a plant with 100 roots. It is also called the Queen of herbs in Ayurveda.
Research indicates that unlike other vegetable in which respiration or metabolic activity ceases the moment the are picked, the metabolic activity in asparagus continues for sometime after. This makes it more perishable than the other vegetables causing it to lose nutrients and become wrinkly and hard.
Asparagus is a low calorie vegetable having just 20 calories per 100 grams. It has almost no fat and is free of cholesterol. The low calorie content makes it a negative calorie vegetable as more calories are burnt in digesting it than what is gained from consuming it.
It has a number of flavonoid antioxidants in appreciable levels, like lutein, carotenes, zeaxanthin and cryptoxanthins.
It contains a very beneficial and unique carbohydrate inulin that has a major health benefit.
Asparagus is a rich source of folates , which is a very vital nutrient for the growing fetus.
Vitamin K is found in very good quantities which is especially helpful in ensuring brain and bone health apart from ensuring normal blood clotting.
Various minerals like calcium, manganese, phosphorus, selenium and zinc are found in fair amounts while copper and iron are in good aomunts.
Contains about 4% potassium and almost no sodium which makes it good for those with hypertension.