Shatavari, Asparagus racemosus, is a climbing plant with tuberous roots in the asparagus family. It is commonly grown throughout India, The Himalayas and Australia and has long been used to support hormonal and reproductive health in women. Shatavari has some significant classifications in the health and wellness sphere. It is considered a rasayana, an adaptogen and an immunomodulator. Shatavari rejuvenates the spirit, relaxes the mind and fortifies the body, respectively.
What sets ORGANIC INDIA Shatavari apart?
ORGANIC INDIA takes every avenue to operate in a way that is Beyond Sustainable, for both the planet and the amazing partners we work with. Our Shatavari is grown, harvested and prepared in adherence to the following principles and practices:
Small Family Farmers. Ethical partnerships are the heart and soul of our company. We contract with small, family-owned farms across India and purchase crops at premium market price. Most of our partners have been with us for more than ten years, and each is an integral part of our herbal family. As indispensable members of our team, we provide all of our farmers health insurance and ongoing training by agricultural experts who are at the cutting edge of organic and regenerative farming—a no-brainer for us, but an unfortunately unheard of practice in the industry.
Regenerative Agriculture. We are deeply rooted in agriculture that is beyond sustainable—it’s regenerative. What this means is our farming practices not only preserve the land, they make it better. Regenerative means replenished soil, improved biodiversity, enhanced water conservation, and increased carbon sequestration. We look beyond our crop to the whole earth and our responsibility to it as a healthy conscious living company.
Sustainable Production. All of our herbal teas and supplements are produced in our LEED Platinum certified production facility in India, which is a marvel of top-tier sustainable design, construction and operations.
Shatavari Benefits for Body and Mind
Shatavari for women’s health is its best-known claim to fame. This plant can help support women through all stages of life – be it their monthly cycle, pregnancy, breastfeeding, or menopause. Beyond this, it is considered a whole system mind-body tonic because the herb also helps support immunity, relieve stress and modulate a healthy inflammatory response.
Hormonal Balance. Shatavari promotes hormonal balance in both women and men for balance and regularity.
Reproductive Support. Shatavari supports optimal monthly cycles, fertility, healthy breastfeeding and was traditionally used as a tonic for symptoms of menopause.
Stress Relief. Science confirms what the ancients knew — that Shatavari is an adaptogenic herb, meaning that it supports the body’s healthy response to environmental, physical, and emotional stressors.
Immune Aid. Other studies show that Shatavari has an “immunomodulating” effect, meaning that the herb supports an optimal immune response without artificially “boosting” immune activity in the short term.
Inflammatory Response. Shatavari helps support a healthy inflammatory response for comfort and relief.
Traditional Uses of Shatavari
The name “Shatavari” translates to “she who possesses 100 husbands” or “she who is acceptable to many.” These names refer to the Ayurvedic use of Shatavari as a women’s tonic. Two main Ayurvedic texts, the Charak Samhita and the Ashtang Hridyam, note the herb as an ingredient in female health formulas. It is also used by Australian aborigines as an external wash to support immune function.
Where is Shatavari grown?
ORGANIC INDIA Shatavari is sourced from Uttar Pradesh and Bunkelkhand, India. The plant itself grows throughout India, The Himalayas, and Australia in rocky soil between 4,300-4,600 feet in elevation.
Who is it for?
Shatavari can be taken by women as a tonic for health and vitality through all stages of life. It can also be taken by men for hormonal support, immune modulation, and healthy inflammatory response.
Shatavari for Healthy Conscious Living
ORGANIC INDIA’s Shatavari is organically grown according to ancient Ayurvedic regenerative cultivation practices to ensure the highest possible efficacy, or “prana.” All ORGANIC INDIA herbs are processed and tested in compliance with FDA and World Health Organization safety protocols.
At ORGANIC INDIA, we recognize the vast interconnectedness of life. From seed, to soil, to field, to factory, our products empower the farmers of India, promote environmental and economic recovery, and provide wellness solutions derived from nature’s intelligence.