Shatavari or Wild Asparagusa and also known as Asparagus racemosus has been used for over 1000 years in Ayurvedic Medicine in India for healing the female reproductive system. And it’s also used as a rejuvenator for the female reproductive tract during menopause. Also shatavari boosts up our immune system, helps with digestion, improves energy levels and much more.
Where it Grows – Shatavari grows in the forests around the Himalayan mountains in India and Nepal plus a bit in Sri Lanka. And Shatavari can also be found in China, Australia, and Africa.
Meaning of the Word – The word Shatavari in means “A Woman Who Has a Hundred Husbands” which eludes to a healthy female reproductive system.
Contains – Shatavari contains a natural phytoestrogen that helps to replenish the reproductive tract. Shatavari is one of the best all around herbs for reproductive health for women. And Shatavari also contains lots of powerful antioxidants such as saponins and flavonoids.
Parts Used – The roots and stems of the plant are usually gathered in the fall and then dried and ground into a powder.
Edible – The roots can be candied and are very sweet tasting, plus the shoots can be preserved and have a nice sweet taste.
Reproductive Tonic for Both Males and Females – Shatavari is great for supporting the female reproductive organs through menstruation and it increases fertility, helps with ovulation, promotes the free flow of breast milk, and it balances the pH of the vagina. And it increases flow of vaginal fluids and even helps tone the uterus after childbirth. Shatavari also helps with hot flashes during menopause, vaginal dryness, and irritability, and it’s a very good overall uterine tonic for every part of life.
In men shatavari increases reproductive fluids and increase sperm count. And it also works to boost up libido, strengthen erections, and erotic sensations.
Balances Hormones – Shatavari also helps to balances hormones throughout the body and thus helps with sleep, immunity, vitality and vigor.
Calms the Nervous System – Shatavari is a great calming agent that works well for stress and anxiety.
Inflammation and Pain – Shatavari can also help with inflammation and thus help with pain and swelling. And shatavari also helps with inflammation of the sexual organs, kidneys, and even the stomach. And Shatavari has also been used to help with the pain associated with inflammation of the joints, tension headaches, and it lowers fevers.
Digestive Aid – Shatavari is a good antacid and it soothes all the mucus membranes of the body and especially the digestive system. And shatavari produces a coating that protects all of the digestive system and thus helps with gastric ulcers, diarrhea, colitis, and vomiting.
In Ayurvedic Medicine – In Ayurvedic Medicine shatavari is a cooling herb that balances vata, pitta, and kapha doshas… and promotes strength and longevity.
Helps with Gastroparesis – Shatavari is one of the few herbs that also helps with gastroparesis. Gastroparesis causes a delayed emptying of the stomach which creates vomiting, heartburn, diarrhea, and GI pain.
Natural Antibiotic – Shatavari also works well as a natural antibiotic for E Coli and Staph infections.
Soothes the Respiratory Tract – And shatavari also soothes the mucus membranes of the respiratory tract making it important for bronchitis, asthma, and other respiratory conditions.
Cancer – In laboratory studies with animals if shatavari was given as a daily part of their diet they developed less cancerous tumors.
Heart Disease and Osteoporosis – Shatavari also helps to prevent cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis.
Candida Infections – Shatavari has also been used for the treatment of candida infections.
Boosts Immune System – Shatavari also helps to boost up our immune system thus helping to prevent colds, flues, and other diseases.
Diuretic and Detoxing Agent – Shatavari is also a mild diuretic and thus helps to detox the body. And in the case of cancer shatavari has been used to flush out chemotherapy agents from the body, and shatavari also helps to detox the liver.
Forms – Shatavari can be found as powder, capsules, and tinctures.
Dose – Most people take 3 to 10 grams daily, or a 1/2 teaspoon and up to 2 teaspoons of the powder daily, or take 5 to 10 ml of the tincture daily.
Finding – Shatavari can be asked for at your health food store, and it can also be found by googling “Buy Shatavari Capsules” thus lots of places on-line will come up that sell Shatavari. And Shatavari can also be found on Amazon and Ebay.
No Side Effects – If taken in normal doses shatavari has no side effects. But those who are pregnant, nursing, and young children should not take shatavari or any other kind of herb, supplement, or medication.
Dr. Paul Haider – Master Herbalist
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