Shatavari in Sanskrit means ‘she who possesses 100 husbands’, which implies the herbs ability of promoting fertility and vitality.

Shatavari

 

Shatavari Health Benefits*

Shatavari in Sanskrit means ‘she who possesses 100 husbands’, which implies the herbs ability of promoting fertility and vitality. Major benefits of this herb include promotion of reproductive health, female tonic, maintaining hormonal balance, promoting lactation, aphrodisiac and relief from menopause symptoms.*

Shatavari herb plant contains triterpene saponins, called Shatavarin I-IV.
These support body’s natural estrogen production. The principal constituents of herb are alkaloids, proteins, saponins and tannins.* 

 

  • Supports reproductive health by nourishing and toning the female reproduction organs.*
  • Supports normal hormone utilization and normal blood hormone levels* *
  • Relief of PMS symptoms such as pain and control of blood loss at time of menstruation.*
  • One of the key herbal rejuvenative for females.*
  • Relieves from hot flashes, a menopausal symptom.*
  • Promotes estrogens for the low levels of estrogens in women having a menopause, oophorectomies or hysterectomies.*
  • Promotes a strong libido.*
  • Best-known as herb for women and used for help various women problems.*
  • Support for normal functioning of digestive and immune systems.*
  • Supports normal function of the immune and digestive system*
  • Helpful in anxiety and nervousness.*
  • Helpful for insomnia and promotes sound sleep.*
  • Boosts appetite.*

 

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Other Names For Shatavari

Botanical Name - Asparagus racemosus
Family Name - Liliaceae
Common Name - Shatawari, Shatmuli, Asparagus, Wild Asparagus, Asparagus root.

Shatavari in Ayurveda

Clinical Studies and Researches on Shatavari

The mentions of shatavari can be found in lot of ancient Ayurveda texts like Astanga Samgraha, Charak Samhita and Susruta Samhita. Pandit Hem Raj Sharma, in his  Kashyap Samhita have clearly mentioned that shatavari helps in promoting health, particularly its use as galactagogue (enhancing breast milk secretion for lactating mothers) has been highlighted.*

Shatavari is called ‘Queen of herbs’ in Ayurveda. It is foremost amongst the herbs which are recommended for women health. Shatavari helps in balancing the Pitta Dosha’, of the three Ayurvedic Doshas known. The Shatavari Rasas are tikta and madhura (bitter and sweet). It acts as natural coolant.*

Facts about Shatavari

Shatavari plants climbs through the trees and generally grows throughout India in low forest regions. Mainly roots of the plant are used for preparation of various medicines. Shatavari also has essential components of vitamin B, bioflavonoid, essential calcium, zinc elements, triterpene saponins called Shatavarin I-IV, alkaloids, proteins, saponins and tannins.* 

In addition to its famous reputation as a female tonic, researchers at the Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences, University of Pune, India also found Shatavari to be supportive of normal lymphocyte levels and normal immune system function. They also noted its long use in traditional Ayurveda to support normal digestive function. J Ethnopharmacol. 2009 Jan 21.

By nourishing female reproductive organs, it prepares them for conceiving. Helps in preventing miscarriages and is very useful as post partum tonic. Clinical study carried out by Dept. of Gynecology & Obstetrics, Ayurveda Hospital, Nepal on The Effect of Shatavari in Threatened Abortion and High Risk Pregnancy, proved that 90% mothers had a successful, healthy pregnancy and delivery if consuming shatavari.*

Additionally, some researches conducted at Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences, University of Pune, India found it to support normal lymphocyte levels as well as normal immune system functioning.  Traditional support to digestive system was also noted.*

 

 

Shatavari Herbal Research & References

 

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