Welcome. Our store is now open. For your health and safety please read our store guidelines. Thank you for your patience as we are experiencing delays in receiving inventory of our products. While we manage and update our inventory during Covid-19, we ask that your email or call us to ensure that the item you want is in stock. We will do our best to complete your order in a timely manner.
Shatavari, also know as Satavari or Satavar, is a woody, climber perennial growing 1-2 metres in height and the roots are finger-like and clustered. Shatavari is a species of Asparagus plant that grows throughout India and is a relative to the Western Asparagus. The root which is a long white tuber has been used as food and medicine for thousands of years.
Shatavari is a member of the Liliaceae or Lily family which includes Garlic, Onions and Chives. Shatavari is from an Indian word meaning “a woman who has a hundred husbands”. Ayurvedic texts claim that it can strengthen a woman to the point where she can support 1,000 husbands! In Ayurveda, this herb is known as the “Queen of herbs”, because it promotes love and devotion.
Shatavari has been used as a tonic for the female system in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries; and used as a rejuvenating herb that is cooling, calming and nourishing to reproductive system and digestive system. It has been used to support women through every stage of life by regulating estrogen production. Shatavri has been used traditionally for supporting symptoms associated with menopause like hot flashes, loss of libido, irritability and insomnia. Shatavari has been used traditionally to regulate menstrual cycles, manage PMS symptoms, alleviate menstrual cramps and control the amount of blood lost during menstruation.
Shatavri contains mucilage, which supports and protects mucous membranes of the cervix which may be helpful for women with low cervical mucous. Shatavri has been used to increase breast milk and improve the quality of the breast milk and to increase breast weight. Shatavari has been used as an aphrodisiac in men and to support the health of sperm when combined with Ashwagandha.
Shatavari has been used to stimulate and balance the production of endorphins, serotonin and dopamine.
The taste and energetics of Shatavari are bitter, sweet, cooling and moistening. Shatavari has an affinity to the lungs, stomach, kidneys and reproductive organs. For a woman’s reproductive tonic combine with Moringa, Ashwagandha and Reishi. For a male tonic combine with Ashwagandha, Moringa and Cordyceps.
How to use:
Take 3 to 10 grams, 1/2 to 2 teaspoons daily, spread over the day in capsules or taken with goat milk, nut milk, honey or ghee. Or the powder can be used to make an herbal extract.
Cautions & contraindications:
May aggravate Kapha in excess.
This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease or illness. Please consult your healthcare provider prior to the use of this product if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medications or have a medical condition. Individual results may vary.