Shatavari is a form of wild asparagus that has been used for centuries to support women's health. Its name has come to mean 'she who has one hundred husbands'. Use throughout the monthly cycle and before, during and after the menopause. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans
Common name Wild asparagus (E), Shatavar (H)
Latin Asparagus racemosus – radix (Liliaceae)
Shatavari can mean ‘one hundred roots’ (literally ‘one hundred below’) but is commonly referred to as ‘the woman who has a hundred husbands’. As this name suggests it is a renowned tonic for the female reproductive system. It is also a superb anti-inflammatory.
Bio-Medical Action: Demulcent, galactagogue, anti-inflammatory, aphrodisiac, female reproductive tonic, spermatogenic, anti-haemorrhagic, expectorant, adaptogen, immuno modulator, anti-bacterial
- highly effective in improving fertility. It tones and nourishes female reproductive organs and regulates ovulation
- regulates hormonal secretion
- improves PMS symptoms by relieving pain and controlling blood loss
- aids in lactation for nursing mothers
- relieves menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes. By producing estrogens it makes up for low estrogen levels in women who are menopausal or have had hysterectomies or oophorectomies
- is beneficial in amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, leucorrhea and pelvic inflammatory diseases
- increases the white blood count and stimulates macrophages which helps to combat candida.
Ingredients: shatavari root, Nutrigest™ - Seagreens® arctic fresh seaweed, spirulina, ginger root. Vegetable cellulose capsule.
Dosage: Take 2 capsules up to 3 times a day with water or Pukka Organic Aloe Vera Juice before food. Seek professional advice during pregnancy.
Gynaecology Shatavari is the foremost female uterine tonic. Primarily used as a menstrual regulator in dysmenorrhoea, menorrhagia and menstrual irregularity. As pitta dosha moves in both the blood and the artavasrotas the cycle is often disturbed by excess heat. This heat can condense the blood (due to dehydration), cause it to move too quickly (due to its catalytic activity), cause it to overflow (due to its ‘rebellious’ nature) and cause inflammations (due to its irritating tendency). Its affinity for shukra dhatu tonifies female fertility; the unctuous properties increase the reproductive fluids, enhancing both conception and uterine strength. It can be used to help prevent miscarriage. Shatavari is very useful in menopausal symptoms with hot flushes, irritability, irregular memory and dryness.
Lactation Its nourishing effect on rasa dhatu makes it a specific for increasing milk flow and quantity.
GIT Its unctuous, bitter and sweet qualities soothe inflammation of the mucus membranes with high pitta; colitis, Crohn’s disease, dysentery with bleeding, inflammation and pain. It is specifically active against Entamoeba histolytica. For conditions of gastric hyperacidity (amlapitta) with sour reflux and burning in the stomach it is a cooling anti-inflammatory. Its demulcent properties are specifically useful for healing bleeding ulcers and gastritis.
Lungs Where there is inflammation from dryness and heat Shatavari increases moisture. Used in dry cough, sore throat and haemoptysis.
Male fertility Whenever there is low sperm count and irregularity consider using Shatavari.
Urine Very useful in dysuria with hot and smelly urine with haematuria.
Anabolic Shatavari’s rasayana properties increase mamsa dhatu building body mass, muscle tissue and nourishing the blood. It nourishes ojas and can enhance immunity in the treatment of cancer.
Nerves It nourishes majja dhatu and calms the nerves. It specifically nourishes the brain and reduces vata disorders; spasms, pain and insomnia.
Balya Gives strength
Vajikarana Enhances sexual appetite
Rasayana Rejuvenative, especially to the female reproductive system
Artava janana Promotes menses
Vajikarana Promotes fertility
Praja sthapana Prevents miscarriage
Ojas vardhanam Increases ojas
Stanya janana Nourishes breast milk
Shukrajanana Promotes sperm production
Shukrashodhana Purifies sperm
Raktapittaghna Alleviates bleeding from heat
Chakushaya Benefits eyesight