Shatavari supports women’s reproductive health across the lifespan. Found in many tropical parts of India and Asia, it’s an important herb that promotes female health, supporting fertility, nourishing both mother and child during pregnancy, increasing the production of breast milk after giving birth, easing menstrual cramps or discomfort, increasing libido, helping rebalance hormones after birth control use or menopause, reducing hot flashes and night sweats associated with menopause, strengthening immunity and supporting overall wellness.
Shatavari has diuretic properties, which means it can help balance fluid levels in the body. This may be helpful if you are retaining fluid and need to flush out the body’s toxins.
Shatavari roots contain naturally occurring antioxidants, racemofuran, asparagamine A, and racemosol, which can help prevent damage and disease in the body. Shatavari also has antiviral properties and may help with immune system support.
Shatavari also aids in digestion as it gently soothes the digestive tract, and soothes and supports the respiratory tract.
Shatavari also has anti-anxiety properties as it helps calm the nervous system, and can help you cope with physical and emotional stress. It is also adaptogenic which means it supports your overall well-being.
Shatavari can be taken as a liquid extract, powder or in tablet form. Shatavari should be avoided if you have an asparagus allergy.
Shatavari powder contains phytoestrogens, which can change estrogen levels in your body. Foods and herbs that contain phytoestrogens should be used with caution, especially if a estrogen sensitive condition, such as certain tumors, cancers and uterine fibroids, are present in the body. Shavartari is not recommended for use during pregnancy.