Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), also known as “Satavar”, is one of the most powerful and rejuvenating herbs known in Ayurvedic medicine. The plant is found native in India and shares the same family as the asparagus. Shatavari plant has small, uniform pine needles and produces white flowers and blackish-purple berries.
Sometimes translated as “she who possesses 100 husbands,” Shatavari has a reputation as a fertility-enhancing plant that improves the health of both male and female reproductive issues, in addition to other conditions.
Shatavari Health Benefits
It has a wide range of benefits. Study showed that Shatavari can help with female reproductive issues, including:
- Mood swings
- Irritation associated with premenstrual syndrome
- Menopausal hot flashes
- Breast milk production
Shatavari also helps with the following conditions:
- Inflammation of the urinary tract
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Immune system response
How to Use
Both the root and leaves of it are used in Ayurvedic medicine. It can be taken as a powder, a tablet, or a liquid extract. The most common Ayurvedic practice is to use the powder form because tasting the herb starts the digestive process.
It is traditionally taken mixed with a glass of warm milk and sugar or honey but can be mixed into a wide range of dishes, drinks, and teas. The recommended dose is 500 mg twice daily.
How it can be taken?
According to a study, these doses may prevent kidney stones:
- 4-5 millilitres of Shatavari root tincture, three times daily
- a tea made of one teaspoon fine-grained root and eight ounces water, twice daily