Shatavari is a super herb every woman should take, according to herbalists. Used for a long time in Ayurvedic medicine, this herb is also embraced today by many alternative medicine practitioners around the world.
This pita balancing herb has nourishing and strengthening properties. It can be used to soothe any irritation and inflammation in the gastrointestinal, respiratory and urinary tracts.
Shatavari is a climbing shrub that can grow between 1 and 3 m. The young stems are quite brittle, and the flowers are white and fragrant. The herb can be found throughout tropical India into the Himalayan range up to 1400 m in elevation.
The name Shatavari means She Who Poses Hundred Husbands. The importance of Shatavari in Ayurvedic medicine is like Dong Quai in Chinese.
If for example, Dong Quai is a Chinese queen of herbs, then Shatavari is an Indian queen of herbs in Ayurvedic Medicine.
Primary uses of this herb are as a fertility tonic for women and as a vitality tonic, to stay active, healthy and to have more babies. Reasons, why Shatavari helps women to improve their energy, is because it has abilities to build the blood. Also if women have intense monthly symptoms, Shatavari deals with the complications around the cycle. As women bleed on a monthly basis, they also get depleted where Shatavari “step-in” and helps women control and build the blood loss during menstruation. By having cooling properties, this super herb is well accepted by many women with hot flashes especially during menopause.
Shatavari helps women in different ways, but mainly by balancing hormones and by cleansing and nourishing the blood. Here are more benefits women can experience when taking the queen of herbs on a regular basis:
- Female rejuvenation
- Nourishes builds and purifies the blood
- Supports and promotes fertility (supports female organs for fertility)
- Naturally, encourages the production of milk for nursing mothers
- Regulates hormones
- Reduces hot flashes
- Supports immune system and digestive system
- Excellent for women in post menopause life!
The reason Shatavari is especially beneficial for women is that it can boost production of good oestrogen, the main female hormone which tends to decrease over the years due to different biological and health reasons. For example, if a woman is overstressed or going through menopause or if her ovaries are moved, oestrogen levels may decrease drastically, and oestrogen production, as you might know, is important for toning, improving mood, a high libido, a healthy immune system and women vitality.
How To Use Shatavari
A well-known Truth Calkins herbalist (Truth Calking interview on Shatavari can be found on Longevity Warehouse site) recommends Shatavari to be consumed on a daily basis for a longer period. If taken in a powder form, a quarter of a teaspoon a day is enough. Alternatively, Shatavari can be taken in capsules. Amazon sells Shatavari in both capsules and powder, just click here on the link: Shatavari Root Powder Organic – Asparagus racemosus, 1 lb,(Starwest Botanicals) and you will be safely taken to the Amazon sales page.
You can also easily review testimonials from Amazon about Shatavari herb and find out what kind of Shatavari is ideal for you (based on your personal needs) and how much you should consume this herb.
Anyhow, this thousand years old top fertility and hormone-regulating Shatavari is not only an aphrodisiac, but it is also a tonic, and it should be used on a regular basis.