Shatavari Powder (Organic)
In Sanskrit, “Shatavari” translates to “100 spouses” — signaling the powerful reproductive properties of the herb. Like ashwagandha, it is also an adaptogenic herb, which means it may increase your ability to withstand physical and psychological stress.
Shatavari, also known as Asparagus racemosus, is a species of asparagus plant that has been used for centuries in traditional medicine for its potential health benefits. Here are some of the potential health benefits of shatavari:
Hormone balance: Shatavari contains compounds that may help regulate hormone levels, particularly estrogen levels in women. This may be beneficial for menstrual irregularities, menopausal symptoms, and fertility.
Digestive health: Shatavari may have potential benefits for digestive health, as it contains compounds that may help relieve digestive issues such as bloating, gas, and constipation.
Immune system support: Shatavari contains compounds that have potential immune-boosting properties, which may help protect the body against infection and disease.
Anti-inflammatory properties: Shatavari contains compounds that have anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce inflammation and swelling in the body. This may be beneficial for conditions such as arthritis, asthma, and other inflammatory conditions.
Stress and anxiety relief: Shatavari may have potential benefits for reducing stress and anxiety, as it contains compounds that may help promote relaxation and calmness.
Skin health: Shatavari contains compounds that may help improve skin health and reduce the appearance of acne, eczema, and other skin conditions. It is also rich in antioxidants, which can help protect the skin against oxidative stress and damage.
Shatavari can be extremely beneficial for women's reproductive health throughout all stages of their life. Research demonstrates that Shatavari roots can help promote the production of breast milk in lactating women, and support overall immunity.
Another study evaluated the safety and efficacy of this herb and found it to be helpful in reducing menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes and night sweats, in otherwise healthy women. It is also believed in the Ayurvedic world to have antidepressant qualities for the mind.
Shatavari may increase your ability to withstand physical and psychological stress.
In Ayurvedic medicine, Shatavari is known as a Rasayana, or rejuvenating, immunity-building herb. A relatively healthy person can receive Rasayana herbs to maintain and build their health even further and to prevent disease.
In the case of Shatavari, healthy women can take it safely along with food, provided you can easily eliminate your bowels daily (ideally in the morning) and are not experiencing digestive, respiratory or other health conditions. (If you are, there are other Ayurvedic therapies can help you have daily eliminations — then you may be able to add Shatavari into your diet.)