What Is Shatavari?
Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), also called Satavar, is one of the most powerful rejuvenating herbs in Ayurvedic medicine. Asparagus racemosus is a species of asparagus common throughout Nepal, Sri Lanka, India and the Himalayas. It grows 1–2 m (3 ft 3 in–6 ft 7 in) tall and prefers to take root in gravelly, rocky soils high up in piedmont plains, at 1,300–1,400 m (4,300–4,600 ft) elevation.It was botanically described in 1799.Because of its multiple uses, the demand for Asparagus racemosus is constantly on the rise. Because of destructive harvesting, combined with habitat destruction, and deforestation, the plant is now considered “endangered” in its natural habita.
- Mood swings
- Irritation associated with premenstrual syndrome
- Menopausal hot flashes
- Breast milk production
- Inflammation of the urinary tract
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Immune system response
Shatavari 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 to 1,000 mg twice daily.