Shatavari Kalpa Granules – Benefits, Dosage, Ingredients, Side Effects

Shatavari Kalpa Granules is a proprietary Ayurvedic medicine, manufactured by Shree Dhootapapeshwar Limited, Mumbai, India. It is used to promote breast milk production, to relieve fatigue etc.

Shatavari Kalpa Granules uses: It is indicated in Ayurvedic treatment of pregnancy and post partum care of the mother. During pregnancy & after delivery for mother as well as foetus, Galactogogue in Postnatal period. It is also useful in menorrhagia, Irregular periods, threatened abortion, Physical & mental debility, fatigue,  Gastric irritability & ulcers,

Effect on Tridosha – Balances Vata and Pitta.

How long to take? It can be taken for upto 2 – 4 months, based on doctor’s advice.
Is  it good to take this during pregnancy for better lactation after delivery?
For better lactation, this can be taken after delivery. For the purpose of better lactation, there is no need to take this during pregnancy.

Shatavari Kalpa Granules Dose: 1 to 2 teaspoonful twice a day with milk or as directed by your physician.

Presentation :  25 g, 350 g, 600 g in plastic jar.

Shatavari Kalpa Granules Ingredients:
Each 10 gm contains –
Shatavari – Asparagus racemosus root – 4 g,
Ela – Cardamom – Elettaria cardamomum – 0.05 g,
Sharkara – Sugar – 5.95 g

Side effect: 
It is not suitable for people with gestational diabetes, and diabetes mallitus, since it contains more than 50 % of sugar ingredient.
Children, Pregnant and lactating mothers should take this product only under medical supervision.
keep out of reach and sight of children.
Store in a cool dry place.
Take this medicine only till the prescribed time.

Expiry date:  2 years from the date of manufacture.

Contact manufacturer:
Shree Dhootapapeshwar Limited, 135, Nanubhai Desai Road, Khetwadi, Mumbai 400004, Maharashtra, INDIA
Tel: + 91 22 2382 5888, + 91 22 3003 6300, Fax: + 91 22 2388 1308, Email:

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  1. Can this be taken pre conception and during pregnancy? Can a woman take it regularly as a tonic? Can men have it

    • It can be taken during pre-conception for sure. During pregnancy, it can be taken, but not really necessary.
      It can be taken as a regular tonic by women. Sure. But in low dose. May be 2 – 3 grams per day. But women with PCOS may avoid this as it contains sugar in higher quantity.
      Men can have it. It has aphrodisiac, mind calming effect.

      • Thanks.
        The formulation that I have is made at home by my friend’s mother and has a combination of Shatavari, Ashwagandha, Vidarikand, Gokharu, Yashtimadhu, Anantmoola, Arjun, Gulvel, Shankhpushpi, Brahmi, Dry ginger powder, Cinnamon, Elaychi powder. Safe pre and during pregnancy? In a dose of 1 or 2 tsp per day?

        • As a general rule, it is best to avoid any kind of medicines / home remedies during pregnancy. The Yashtimadhu (also known as licorice) is best avoided during pregnancy. It may lead to behavioral problems in children. The safety of many herbs in your combination is not yet proved beyond doubt in pregnancy. So, I do not recommend it.
          Active lifestyle, gentle oil massage, healthy food and nutrition supplement that gynaecologist advises, is more than good for a healthy pregnancy.

          • Thanks a lot for your quick feedback!

          • Hello again doctor. Now I have a 5 m old baby. So far I was taking Shatavari Kalp of shree dhootpapeshwar for lactation. I have that formulation made at home..which I have mentioned in the comment above. One with many herbs. I wonder now if I can take it……

            Also will you review the products Galact granules of Emcure and Lactonic granules? And Tab. Leptaden of Alarsin? Thanks in advance

      • hello doctor, I suffer from PCOS and have not got my periods for months now, Shatavari Kalpa was recomended to get my cycle regularized is this correct or should i stop taking it, I wanted to try ayurvedic medice for this issue instead of alopethy.

  2. I have started taking shatavari powder now when my baby is 4 mnths old… I take just 1 teaspn with at night…Till when can I continue taking it?

  3. GD Kumar says:

    Dear Dr Hebbar,

    I would just like to find out if this satavari kalpa and satavari ghulam have the same healing properties. I am undergoing medication for PCO and was given by the ayurvedic doctor the ghulam instead of the kalpa. I seriously believe that i need a more specific medication because of my abnormal condition. Hope you would be able to help. Thanks so much.

  4. I am taking shatavari kalpa for 2 weeks now, 2 tsp in the nite with milk .. My baby is 8 months old .. I am noticing decrease in milk production rather than increase after starting it .. Y ?? I have pcos and took treatment to conceive ..

  5. Is shatavari kalpa is recommended for kids(4 years) who is suffuring from seizures? If yes what is the dosage? Thank you.

    • Hi, for kids with seizure, it is better to consult the doctor, rather than relying on this medicine. This medicine might help, but not to a great extent.

  6. Is Shatavari (by itself) only recommended for women? Or can it be taken by men too? I’m wondering if there’s something like Ashwagandha to help stamina but without the Pitta aggravating effect…

    Thank you,

  7. What home remedy can i use for amenorrhea?

    • Hi, if it is just delay in periods or longer menstrual cycle, say of 40 days, having aloe vera juice – 25 ml per day may help. If it is too longer then you need to consult an Ayurveda doctor directly. Home remedies alone might not work.

  8. HI sir,
    I live in hostel where it is difficult to get milk. Can shatavari kalpa be taken with water instead ??

  9. am vry thin 35 kg tried many things to gain weight bt no use 🙁 is shatavari kalpa is gud to weight gain

  10. Manjula Krishna says:

    Hello, I started to take one spoon of shatavari kalpa granules with milk one time a day from the time my baby was 1 month and now she is 7mths. I have taken this for 6 mths(1 spoon daily), now there is decrease in milk production and I would like to give breast milk for my daughter atleast till 1year of her age, is it ok to continue for another 6 mths(1 spoon daily with milk)?

  11. I suffer from irregular periods. Can i take shatavari? Will it help me in regularize my menstrual cycles?does it hav any side effects? Wat wil be the dose for takin it

  12. Hello Dr Hebbar,

    I’m in my first trimester of pregnancy and considering taking Shatavari powder to help with morning sickness/nausea. Could you clarify if this would help?

    Also, the article states that Shatavari should only be taken for 2-4 months. Does that mean I can’t take it during the entire pregnancy and postpartum? I did take Shatavari pre-conception for a few months as well.


    PS: Great Site! I’ve read several articles on your website and found them useful.

  13. Is it helpful in breast enhancement?

  14. hello doctor…thanks for your post and the replies u have sent earlier. My son is 2 yr old. I need some medicines for increasing his diet and resistance power. I do have baidyanath shankhpushpi syrup and shatavari granules at home. can i give any of these to my 2 yr old son ?

  15. is it useful for breast enlargement:

  16. I want to take it as a tonic can i take it , if yes how much should i take it in milk. What are the benefits if i take shatavari kalp as a tonic, please let me know

  17. Hi Doctor,
    Does Shatavari Kalpa helps fertility problems in females??? How many months after consuming it shows results?? I have been trying to conceive for one year without any success. Please advice

  18. Hi doctor Ayurveda doctor has proscribed me for breast enhance ment with massage oil and asked me to take dhatu postic with that is it really works

  19. I had a benign lump in my breast, is it safe to take shatavari kalp for me..

  20. Asmita Panigrahi says:

    My baby is 9 months old. Can I give her Shatavari kalpa by mixing it in her milk?

  21. Hi Doctor,
    I am a 25 year old woman with a concern of scanted menstrual cycle. I saw shatavri benefits on many websites for betterment of women’s health. Please let me know of the dosage of Shtavari powder and how long should I continue it for? Also please note, I am not trying to conceive for 2 more years.

    • Hi, for infertility treatment, it is best to consult a doctor for complete checkup and advice.
      Regular dose of Shatavari powder is – half a teaspoon once or twice a day with milk, before food.

  22. Priyadarshini says:

    Hi! Im 28 years. I have a 8 year old son and we have been trying for our second baby frm 4years.. and it end up with 2miscarriages. Then I diagnosed I have hypo thyroidism. since I started taking thyronorm. my prob is if I take 50mcg the tsh level goes up if I take 75 mcg tsh level goes completely down… And my egg quality is not good.. will shatavari help me to maintain my tsh level?? and can i get pregnant with the help of shatavari.. pls help me with your reply . I am very much depressed 🙁 🙁 thank you Priya

  23. Hi doctor… i wanna knw tht, can i take shatavari granules for breast enlargment? Am 20years old student…..

  24. Hello Doctor,

    I had gestational diabetes during pregnancy and now my baby is one month old. Can i take satavari powder for lactation. Please suggest.

  25. Does it help for unpredictable infertility.

  26. I have two month old baby. Can I use shthavari kalpa to increase milk production?

  27. Hello… my kid is just 2 weeks old and there’s not enough milk generating… Will having shatavari kalp help me!?!? If so, what’s the dosage!?!?and will I put on more weight because of this??? Pls suggest

  28. hi i m 32 years old and i want to increse my weight now my my weight is 68 kg and i want to imrove it till 72 i am very fit by body and doing yoga and exercise daily at home . can i take shatavri kalpa for weight gain and to improve my imunity . if yes the tell the dose

  29. Shilpi varma says:

    Shilpi varma
    Hi doctor I am 46 and reached menopause one week earlier I started taking satavarii powder iam noticing weight gain and breast enlargement I should discontinue it or later it will normalize

  30. Dr. I’m 23 yrs old.. but according to my age I’m underweight cn I take ths product to gain weight n is it suitable for health grow???

  31. Archana says:

    Hi Doctor,
    I’m 29 years old and I have been suffering from PMS for a while now. I started taking shatavari 2 months back and the symptoms have reduced. But my menses haven’t regularized yet. For how many months do I have to take the capsules to experience regular menses? I have been taking 2 caps per day.


  32. vidula joshi says:

    Hello Doctor, I am a 45 yr old woman n have hypothyorodism n osteoartritis n pre sugar condition..I m 30 kgs overwt. N always suffer fm fatigue n low energy..should I take shatavari kalp. If yes what should be the dosage? Thank you

    • Hi, in your case, Shatavari Kalp might not be the right medicine. Please consult an Ayurveda doctor.
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  33. Austrina says:

    Hi.. I had gestational diabetes and now my baby is one month old. But I donot get enough milk. Is shatavari kalpa helpful??

  34. Shilpa…dr. Can we take shatavari to traet endometriosis???

  35. vijayalaxmi says:

    I m 36 week pregnant . can I take satavari kalp…

  36. Hi, I have a 4 month old baby n now I see a decrease in my milk supply. I had Gestational diabetes when I was pregnant. Is it safe for me to have shatavri granuals now to increase milk flow?
    Thanks for your help.

    • Hi, so sorry that you are having gestational diabetes, and shatavari kalpa is contraindicated in such cases as it contains sugar. But you can use shatavari root if you could get it. you can either boil its root in fat free milk or else you can make a paste of root by rubbing on stone and consume it with milk.

  37. Greetings Dr. Hebbar,

    I am 9 week pregnant and have loss of libido. Can I take shatavari throughout my pregnancy for sexual desire?

    I wonder if the estrogenic effect of shatavari is harmful for the pregnancy.
    I have Shatavari extract pills of the brand Himalaya.

  38. Hi I m 44 yrs n taking shatavari cap for the last one and half months. I notice swelling on my face. Should I discontinue?

  39. Hi Im 25 yes old.trying to conceive 1 yr .I have pcod.can I use shatavaripowdr.

  40. Hi my baby is 5 months . my milk supply is only 30ml per feeding . I had tried every thing. Even satavarex of dabur co. I had used.
    Now I had started with satavarex kalp . so der r chance to increase a milk flow???
    Do reply as soon as possible .plzzz

  41. Will I gain weight by drinking satavarex kalp???

  42. N thanks for ur humble reply😊

  43. Meenakshi says:

    Doctor will taking shatavari powder for breast enhancement cause weight gain.. Like in belly or expanding the waist or butt.

  44. Hello Doctor.I am on ivf treatment. Can Shatavari kalpa help me in this treatment? If yes then kindly prescribe the dosage.

  45. I want to get pregnant but some issues are there with our health. Sperm count and motility issues are also there as per doctor. We are a three years married couple. Can we both take Shatavari Capsules.

  46. Sir,
    Before 6 months Embryo Transfer was made and the doctor’s confirmed pregnancy after 15 days of embryo transfer by testing pregnancy harmones growth but after 4 days bleeding started and the doctors told, that was clinical abortion. I am having irregular periods problem. Now by this month end they are again planning to make embryo transfer. Now one of my relative suggested to take Shatavari Kalpa or Rasayana for 3 months and Saaribadyasava continuously. Is it safe to start now these 2 ayurvedic medicines. I want to know whether it affects baby growth if my pregnancy is confirmed. I can’t discuss these things with my doctor who is doing embryo transfer as Allopathic Doctors will say not to take Ayurvedic Medicines. And they’ll give injections & tablets which helps to increase projestrone.
    If I take the above ayurvedic medicines will it help me pregnancy?

    • you can take shatavari kalpa no problem. it will not affect the baby’s growth. but it is always better to have a medical guidance, so please consult an Ayurveda doctor for the same.

  47. Hello Dr I want to loose my weight and one of my friend told me shatavari kalpa is good to loose weight, my daughter is 15 months old and i am breastfeeding and want to continue for another 9 months so is it safe to take SK while breastfeeding is it safe for baby will i loose weight to because that’s my goal of the life.

    • hello..,, it does not actually help in loosing weight. yes it can be taken in lactation period. if you want to loose weight then consult an Ayurveda doctor in person and take his suggestion.

  48. hello doctor…thanks for your post and the replies u have sent earlier.

  49. bhavana gonnade says:

    hi i’m 21yrs old ,my query is . i am suffering form my monthly menses ,last 2 yr my monthly periods are not come . can i try baidhnath shatavari kalpa…? It is beneficial or not

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      No madam. You can take Ashokarishta to regulate your periods.

      Note: Please do consult a ayurvedic physician before taking over the counter medication. Because we all are genetically different with different constitutions and patterns, we respond to treatments in many different ways. Hence Standard Ayurvedic Treatments are always individually formulated.

  50. Hello Dr
    I am 28 yrs old and trying to conceive.Can u tell me which shatavari kalpa I can buy. Which one is good.

  51. Hi, I am a male, and I take Shatavari. I think it is the one of the best herbs I’ve ever tried. Improved sleep, inhanced libido, reduction in allergies, strong immune system, calm state of mind, nice skin. But I am concerned that there could be long term health problems, because the herb contains phytoestrogens, which could have a negative impact of my health, being a male. What is your opinion?

  52. Hi, i am suffering from major hair loss. i have consulted many doctor for this but all are saying that this is a nutrient i m sick of this. can i take this powder with this be helpful for reply

  53. Balakrishna says:

    Hi doctor can you please let me how to take shatavari for pitta problem please answer me.
    Thanks in advance

  54. Can male take Shatavari kalpa ??

  55. Hello Dr
    I’m 29 year old female. I have Hashimotos thyroiditis since 4 years. Right now I’m taking homeopathy medicine for that. Will shatavari help me to cure my disease?? If so can take it along with Homepathy medicines??
    Thanks in advance

  56. sarasvathi says:

    Hi dr ,
    I am 34 yrs old and married 8 mths ago.i suffered with mennorgia past 4 mths and done d&c last mth 13 april 2016.dr put me in diane 35 tablet for atleast 4mths..i alredy complete 1 mths and planning to stop..i would like to try ayurveda tablet shatavari coz worried about diane 35 side effect.kindly please advice me dr.
    Thank you

  57. hii doctor..i m 20 yrs old n my breast size n weight isnt in sync with the age. can i take shatavari?how much effective does it prove??n are there any sort of side effects linked to it?

  58. supriyasupriya says:

    How long lactonic granules takes to show the result. I am blessed with a baby girl.. Initially milk supply was good but one day all sudden it went down.
    I started taking lactonic granules.. Before that doc prescribed me with Lactare and galact but none help.. Please advise as my milk supply become very low.

  59. Hello Dr.

    I have had 3 miscarriages… one was natural pregnancy but ectopic with twins… and other 2 were IVF…all three were miscarried at the end of 3rd month… i have started Shatavari kalpa, shiv amrit, chandra prabha,garbhasharini vati and bhringarajasav..

    My De. has adv for 3 months… u think these medicines shub be enough to get result.

    Thank u !

  60. Dear Doctor,

    I am in my 7th month , this is my 3rd cesarean,i dont want my baby to be fed with other milk powders , can i start taking shatavari kalp now, if yes the dosage or when can i start taking it.

    Thank you,


    Dr. can this aurvedic medicine be used by old aged men also.

  62. Hello Dr,
    I am taking lactonic granules,does it contain sugar.I had gestational diabetes now my baby is 2n a half mns old but diabetes not settled down yet. I checked its ingridients there is no such sugar content but i feel sweet when i drink so m confused.Can I continue lactonic granules?

    • Hi, I think it contains sugar. Please contact the customer care number provided on the label. The alternate to it is simple Shatavari capsule – 1 capsule twice or thrice a day.

  63. hello doctor,
    I am 23 years old.. I want to increase my height. which medicine will be suitable????

    • It is very hard to increase height at 23 years of age. Take Shankha vati tablet – 1 tablet 2 times a day after food for 1 month time. Please consult an Ayurveda doctor for further advice.

  64. hi dr,
    iam 22 years old and iam underweight ..will shatawari help me to gain weight..if yes than how long i should take it
    plz reply

  65. Milk should be cool or hot for taking shatavari ?

  66. I hv an uninfected batholine cyst, is satavari is useful in dis case…

    • Triphala powder – 1 tablespoon mixed with 2 cups of water, boiled for 5 minutes. Allowed to cool down to lukwarm temperature, filtered. The filtered clear liquid is used for vaginal wash – 2 times a day. If there are no improvements, even after 3 days time, please consult a doctor directly.

  67. Malinisathish says:

    Hello doctor I am having 2.5 months old baby and my milk supply is very very low.. I already took lactare tablet and of no use.. I am taking galact now and it’s not helping me much.. can I take this kalpa will it surely help me to increase my supply?? I am having pcos so can I take this if so how much? and whether it will increase my weight?

    • It surely helps to improve lactation – maximum dose is – 2 teaspoon 3 times a day, with a cup of milk. It contributes to weight. But you can start weight reduction measures such as exercise, diet control etc after 3 months (assuming normal delivery)

  68. Chitrangana says:

    Hi Dr.
    My baby is 3 n half months old now. I am not Breastfeeding , I am pumping my milk and also giving him formula milk. I want to increase my milk production. Can I start using it now ? Till when can I use shatavari granules or if any other syrup is available. I had my baby with c section.
    Could you please suggeat what amount should I take daily.

  69. Hello.sir
    I hv 15 days old twin boys. I want to remain energised to tk their care and also want to increase breast milk supply. I hv just started with dabur dashmoolarisht. Shud i start taking shatavari as well. For how long could i tk these ?

  70. Nehal sajnani says:

    Hii my name is nehal i have pcos from 2012ie 4 yrs can shatavarri is use ful . How long should i take it. Plzz let me know

  71. Shruti Parvatikar says:

    Hi Doctor.. I am taking Shatavary kalpa from my first month of pregnancy everyday once. Currently I’m in my 6th month . Can I continue taking shatavary till my delivery ?? Or I should stop coz im already consuming it from past 6 months.. Are there any side affects apart from weight gain ?

  72. Hello Doctor, I am 30 year old trying to conceive. Will taking shatavari help ?? What other medicine do you suggest ??

  73. Hiii am married 3 years but I don’t have pregnant.but am troubled at PCOD.This shathavari kalpa medicine is suitable for me or not

    • Yes, useful.
      For further personal health advice, please consult an Ayurveda doctor directly.
      If you want my help in finding a good Ayurveda doctor for you, then let me know your place.

      For email advice (not a reliable option, we do not promise any cure), please write to our health experts here (paid service) –

  74. Hi Doctor, My 14 year daughter suffers from heavy menstruation and has acne problems. Can I give her shatavari? And for how long?

  75. Namasthe doctor
    I was taking shatavari kalpa from 4th month pregnancy. Now 5th month started pharmacist didn’t have stock so he gave shatavari guda SDM brand. Can I continue that? If so till which month please please reply. Also am taking Leptaden and punarnavadi mandura

  76. I have pcod. did lot of allopathic treatment for last 2 yrs to gt pregnant but no use. 1 pregnancy with ectopic. Aftr dat no pregnancy yet. Can i take shatavari powder fr irregular period. N shivlingi and putragivak powder fr conceiving. And till how many months can it be taken.

    • Yes you can take them for 3 – 4 months time.
      For further personal health advice, please consult an Ayurveda doctor directly.
      If you want my help in finding a good Ayurveda doctor for you, then let me know your place.

      For email advice (not a reliable option, we do not promise any cure), please write to our health expert Dr Raghuram BAMS MD (Ayu), here (paid service) –

  77. Namaste Doctor my name is samyuktha
    I m 55 days old girl baby.. I want to increase my milk secretion and be engerized.. Once in a day I give formula.. I want to stop that.. My baby sucks 3 hrs sometimes.. Or even 5hrs.. After drinking my milk she ll pass urine and feel hungry.. Means after 40 mins of sucking she ll pass urine.. So I wanna improve the milk.. I started eating stanyajananan. Rasayanam from yesterday how shud i take.. Pls suggest long will it take..

  78. Hello sir, I am 33ys of age & I’m in my 30 th week of pregnancy and have put on 10kgs so far…I’ve also got PCOD but conceived naturally. Will starting Shatavari kalp for better lactation help at this stage or should I wait until I deliver to avoid any excessive weight gain?

  79. Gayatri bellary says:

    For hyper acidity and gastric problem use shatawari

  80. Shbhangi says:

    Hello, I am 33 years old and married. Can I use shatavari kalpa for breast increase.

  81. sir, im 37 yrs old and experiencing hot flashes,severe sleep disturbances,fatigue,lack of concentration and anxiety. but im getting me periods every month. but i observed period is coming by 26 days instead of 30 days like taking a cup of soy milk everyday, which subsided some of the symptoms. as im a working lady , im unable to bear fatigue , lack of concentration. please tell weather i can take shatavari and soy milk ?

  82. Hi Kya bm increase krne ko lye m y le Skti hu Isse baby ko to koi effect ni hoga Na…sahatavari kalpa

  83. Kalpana says:

    .I m kalpana. 44yrs old. I m taking shatavari granules for last one week for general good health. But I m facing weight gain and my body heat is also raising due to which I m facing piles like pain..
    Shall I discontinue it
    Pls help

  84. Suzette says:

    Can I use this to re lactate for my adopted child?. I have breast fed my eldest daughter who is 10yrs and had diabetes during pregnancy 10 years ago. I dont have diabetes now and will this help re-lactate.

    • You can try with 1 teaspoon 3 times a day after food for 1 month. There are no side effect / harm with this product. But chance of re-lactation is very less.

  85. Can it be used for good breast development and irregular periods?

  86. Can I use it for breast enlargement….does it have any side effect.,either now or in future?

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