Asparagus racemosus:Herb that cares7 min read
Shatavari is considered to be the most helpful herb for women as it helps in balancing the female hormonal system. The main herbal rejuvenative for women, Shatavari nourishes and cleanses the blood and the female reproductive organs thus supporting the body’s natural fertility. It nourishes the womb and ovum and supports the female organs for pregnancy. It also promotes body’s natural lactation. Shatavari contains phyto-estrogens, the precursors of estrogen and is very useful for women who suffer from low natural estrogen levels as a result of menopause, hysterectomies or oophorectomies.In Sanskrit, Shatavari means “she who possesses a hundred husbands,” implying its ability to help support fertility and vitality. Its principle constituents include saponins, alkaloids, proteins, and tannins. The plant contains triterpene saponins called Shatavarin I-IV, which support the body’s own natural production of estrogen.
Benefits of Shatavari:_
Shatavari supports reproductive health by toning and nourishing the female reproductive organs
Shatavari maintains healthy hormonal balance
Shatavari treats PMS symptoms by relieving pain and controlling blood loss during menstruation.
Shatavari supports normal production of breast milk for nursing mothers
Shatavari 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
Used in India as a best-known and most often-used herb for women
Shatavari supports normal function of the immune and digestive system
Shatavari also increases libido
It is said that this wild asparagus is especially effective in preserving the beauty and vitality (ojas) of whoever consumes it, and thus has healing qualities for both men and women. However, Shatavari is mainly used due to its rejuvenative effect on the female genitalia. The plant contains saponins, which harmonize and stimulate the body’s hormone balance, which can be a vital support during menopause.Shatavari’s adaptogenic effect also bestows the strength to deal with times of extreme stress in one’s life.