Shatavari – Support for Sexual Health
Common Name: Indian Asparagus, Asparagus Racemosus
Sanskrit and Hindi Names: Shatavari, Satavar, Satmuli, Sitavari
Traditionally it is one of the most effective herbs for supporting both male and female reproductive health. This herb is known to increase Sattva, or positivity and healing power. It also enhances the feelings of spiritual love, and increases Ojas, the essence responsible for the immunity and also the fundamental support of reproductive function.
Female tonic. Shatavari has been used for thousands of years as a rejuvenating tonic for the female system. It is a plant derived estrogen, making Shatavari a healthy choice for women of all ages. From daughters, to mothers, to grandmothers Shatavari balances a woman through life.
Fertility in female. Shatavari is known to be very effective in enhancing female fertility and is the best known female rejuvenative. It enhances fertility by nourishing the ovum as well as other female reproductive organs. Shatavari balances the female hormonal system, builds blood, prepares the womb for conception and prevents miscarriage.
Fertility in male. Shatavari is beneficial in improving male fertility as well and can be used in cases of sexual debility, impotence, spermatorrhea, and inflammation of the sexual organs.
Stress release. Shatavari has the general ability to promote normal physical functions and counteract the adverse effects of stress.
Rasayana. Shatavari is considered to be a rasayana – a dietary supplement or practice promoting rejuvenation, mental and physical health, as well as providing a defense against premature aging and challenging environmental factors. It is believed to bring into balance all of the body’s fluids.
-Debility of the female organs;
-Sexual debility generally;
-Improves the production of breast milk;
-Protects the liver;
-Scalding of urine;
Caution: Shatavari is not recommended when high ama (excessive mucus) is present.
Dosage: The recommended dosage is 250mg – 1g per day.
Please consult you medical practitioner for the dosage that best suits your condition.
TODAY’S TIP: As a rejuvenation for blood, Shatavari can be prepared in milk decoction with ghee, raw sugar, honey and pippali.[/sociallocker]