· Nourishes Reproductive System
· Gently Balances Hormones
· Immune boosting
Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) is a member of the Asparagus plant family. It is a highly valued remedy in the Ayurvedic healing tradition. The Ayurveda is one of the oldest systems of medicine in human history, spanning back more than 3,000 years. Some reports date it back at least 5,000 years!
Strength for 100 Spouses
One amusing tidbit is that the name of this herb translates to English as “she who possesses 100 spouses.” Now, that’s some serious mama-power! This name surely comes from the herb’s reputation for bringing strength and healthy function to all aspects of the reproductive system and a woman’s overall health and vitality.
Through the centuries the Shatavari plant has been prized as a female reproductive tonic. It is used in a wide variety of botanical preparations. Shatavari has been traditionally used to assist the body in maintaining a healthy hormonal harmony while nourishing the organs of the female reproductive system. In nursing mothers, Shatavari has been used to support healthy breast milk production. Shatavari is known to bring moisture to the vaginal wall, balance to the cervical PH, and boost libido in both women and men. Many traditional healing systems also use this powerful herb to help relieve experiences of stress, irratability and low moods that can come prior to menstruation. Additionally, Shatavari works to help bring estrogen into a healthy balance and is frequently used to ease symptoms associated with menopause (such as hot flashes).
Other uses of Shatavari include supporting a healthy immune function and soothing dry, irritated membranes in the upper respiratory tract. Some reports indicate that Shatavari may be effective for soothing coughs. This ability to soothe mucous membranes in the body also makes Shatavari a go-to remedy for digestive disorders, like ulcers and hyperacidity. And the anti-inflammatory properties associated with this botanical make it a well-suited addition to formulas intended to reduce the body’s painful responses to several conditions and injuries.