Shatavari is an adaptogenic herb known for numerous health benefits, especially for supporting hormonal and reproductive health in women.
While it has been found to be beneficial to support breast milk production, Shatavari is equally helpful for pacifying burning sensation in menopausal women. Shatavari is also useful as a tissue healer.
ShatavariÃÂ (Asparagus racemosus)ÃÂ
In Ayurveda, this amazing herb is known as the Ã¢ÂÂQueen of herbsÃ¢ÂÂ, because it promotes love and devotion. Shatavari is the main Ayurvedic rejuvenative tonic for the female, as isÃÂ WithaniaÃÂ for the male. This herb is highly effective in problems related with female reproductive system. Charak Samhita written by Charak and Ashtang Hridyam written by Vagbhata, the two main texts on Ayurvedic medicines, listÃÂ Asparagus racemosusÃÂ (A. racemosus) as part of the formulas to treat women’s health disorder.ÃÂ A. racemosusÃÂ is a well-known Ayurvedic rasayana which prevent ageing, increase longevity, impart immunity, improve mental function, vigor and addvitality to the body and it is also used in nervous disorders, dyspepsia, tumors, inflammation, neuropathy, hepatopathy. Reports indicate that the pharmacological activities ofÃÂ A. racemosusÃÂ root extract include antiulcer, antioxidant, and antidiarrhoeal, antidiabetic and immunomodulatory activities.ÃÂ Beneficial effects of the root ofÃÂ A. recemosusÃÂ are suggested in nervous disorders, dyspepsia, diarrhoea, dysentry, tumors, inflammations, hyper dipsia, neuropathy, hepatopathy, cough, bronchitis, hyperacidity and certain infectious diseases. The major active constituents ofÃÂ A. racemosusÃÂ are steroidal saponins (Shatavarins I-IV) that are present in the roots (1, 2).
- Alok S, Jain SK, Verma A, Kumar M, Mahor A, Sabharwal M. Plant profile, phytochemistry and pharmacology of Asparagus racemosus (Shatavari): A review. Asian Pac J Trop Dis. 2013;3(3):242-51.
- Sharma RK, Dash B. Charakasamhita-text with english translation and critical exposition based on ChakrapaniDatta’s Ayurveda dipika. India: Chowkhamba Varanasi. 2003.
Dosage and Directions
ÃÂ½ÃÂ teaspoon mixed with honey,ÃÂ twice a day or as directed by your practitioner.
Store in a cool, dry place (below 30ÃÂ°C) away from direct sunlight.