Shatavari Root and Powder Profile
Also known as
Asparagus racemosus, Catavari, Satavari, Shaqaqule Hindi, Songga Langit.
is a traditional Ayurvedic antispasmodic; an aphrodisiac, demulcent,
digestive, diuretic, galactogogue, and is often used for infertility
and for women?s health.
saponins & glycosides (shatavarin, sarasapogenin, diosgenin),
isoflavones, mucilage, alkaloids, asparagamine, sistosterol.
The root, rhizomes and stem.
As an infusion or a tincture. The fresh root is often candied or made into preserves to give it a sugary sweet flavor.
is highly regarded as an herb for women's health and it is the most
important herb in Ayurvedic medicine for problems connected to women's
fertility. The name Shatavari is from an Indian word meaning "a woman
who has a hundred husbands". It is used as a menstrual regulator, to
help prevent miscarriage, for menopausal symptoms with hot flushes,
irritability, irregular memory and dryness, for lactation, loss of
libido, infertility, as an aphrodisiac, and for the female reproductive
organs Shatavari is also used as a tonic for circulatory, digestive and
respiratory organs, ulcers, bronchial infections, diarrhoea,
rheumatism, diabetes, bleeding ulcers, gastritis, Crohn's disease,
dysentery with bleeding, dry cough, sore throat, inflammation in the
lungs due to dryness and heat, male fertility and impotence, building
body mass and muscle tissue, nourishing the blood, the immune system,
calming the nerves, and insomnia. Externally it is used to treat
stiffness in the joints.
Consult with a physician before using if pregnant or nursing.
For educational purposes only This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 11 March, 2010.