In India, Shatavari (Wild Asparagus) has been used for thousands of years as a rejuvenating tonic for the female system. From daughters, to mothers, to grandmothers Shatavari balances a woman during her cycles through life; offering soothing, restorative relief from PMS, menstrual and menopausal imbalances, while helping to gently tone and strengthen her reproductive system.
Shatavari translates into “she who has a 1000 husbands” and is said to give a woman the reproductive strength to have 1000 husbands!
Shatavari is one of the most nourishing and wholesome sources of phytoestrogens, and parallels the actions of dong quai, wild yam, raspberry leaf and evening primrose.
Along with Ashwagandha and Guduchi, Shatavari is one of the best herbs for increasing ojas, the density of core vitality, the essence responsible for the basis of immunity and also the fundamental support of reproductive function.
The sweet roots of this wild asparagus are as delicious as the sprouts of its cultivated cousin, making this valuable herb a bonafide “superfood.”
Traditionally it is one of the most effective herbs for supporting both male and female reproductive health, with its dozen or so phytoestrogenic molecules being just one of about ten different supporting mechanisms.
Shatavri parallels the actions of: dong quai, wild yam, raspberry leaf and evening primrose.
|Traditional Uses||Optimizing & Complementary Products||Notes|
|Adaptogen.Anti-sress||,||Shatavari is an adaptogen especially appropriate for reproductive health.|
|Antioxidant/Anti-aging||Many of its actions are mediated via powerful antioxidants.|
|Women's Wellness||Fantastic food for a woman's well-being, from menarche to menopause, from PMS to pregnancy, from cool emotions to hot, juicy sex.|
|Lactation||Well known by herbalists, Shatavari is an excellent galactalogue. In fact, it quickly causes leaking.|
|Men's Wellness||Ashwagandha and Shatavari combine to make a fantastic male reproductive tonic, aphrodisiac and sexual endurance enhancer.|
Because of its high water content and very thin skin, Shatavari is a hard herb to process and keep clean. ORGANIC INDIA’s Shatavari is grown organically and biodynamically on our farms and processed responsibly. All ORGANIC INDIA herbs are thoroughly tested for heavy metals. For more information, please read this.
Shat means “100” and vri means “root” so Shatavari, pronounced shat-aa-vree, means the 100 rooted one, and indeed a typical Shatavari plant has hundreds of foot long white juicy nutritious roots. One of the many words for husband, vari is derived from the tendency of husband being the root of a family, and so Shatavari is often translated as “100 husbands.”
Shatavari/Wild Asparagus (Asparagus racemosus) with phytoestrogenic steroidal saponins Shatavarins I-X