Shatavari, sometimes known as wild asparagus, is primarily a reproductive tonic (both male and female), a demulcent for the digestive system, and a powerful adaptogen.
As a reproductive tonic, Shatavari is relied on heavily for all stages of a woman’s reproductive cycle, beginning with the menarche (start of menses), supporting the female system through menses, ovulation and fertility, uterine strength during pregnancy, childbirth and ample lactation (flow and quantity of milk), and hot flashes, irritability, irregular memory and dryness during menopause.
Shatavari is the primary uterine tonic in Ayurveda.
But the benefits extend to the male reproductive system, too. Its unctuous properties increase all the reproductive fluids, supporting a healthy sperm count and regularity in men.
As a digestive aid, Shatavari coats and soothes the mucus membranes with its unctuous and sweet qualities, making this herb ideal for supporting the natural balancing of acidic digestion. Shatavari also promotes a healthy inflammatory response in the intestines.
A similar effect has been observed on the lungs, its unctuousness serving to restore moisture to a dry and over-heated respiratory tract.
Perhaps not surprisingly, Shatavari helps to build ojas, the precious fluid in the body that governs vitality, virility, immunity and sleep.
Shatavari is also especially useful in nourishing and calming the nerves, nourishing the brain and helping to support the brain and the body in regaining balance from vata disorders like spasms, pain, and insomnia.
Taste (Rasa): Bitter, Sweet
Energy (Virya): Cooling
Post-Digestive Effect (Vipaka): Sweet
Quality (Guna): Unctuous, heavy
Body Type (Dosa): Vata -, Pitta -, Kapha +
Tissue (Dhatu): All Tissues
Channel (Srota): Digestive, female reproductive, respiratory
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Shatavari: LifeSpa’s Shatavari capsules used to be called “100 Husbands” after the oft-referenced translation of Shatavari as “the woman who has 100 Husbands.” This praised tonic for the female reproductive system is now back on our shelves under its Sanskrit name Shatavari, in convenient capsule form and delivering its formidable host of benefits.
Hormone-Free: LifeSpa’s Hormone-Free formula combines herbs to support normal function of female hormones during peri-menopause or menopause. LifeSpa’s Hormone-Free is used to strengthen and support the female reproductive system, particularly around menopause. As this transition can be stressful, Hormone Free employs Shatavari to provide support for both the reproductive and nervous systems during this time of life.
Luscious Mango Body Butter: Lifespa’s Luscious Mango Body Butter is a full-body Ayurvedic moisturizer that, when used daily, will offer deep moisture and promote a glowing and rejuvenated appearance to the skin. An opulent blend of Ayurvedic herbs and plant butters, Luscious Mango Body Butter leaves the skin looking richly nourished and radiating the delicate and intoxicating aroma of vanilla and ylang ylang. Shatavari’s sweet and unctuous properties deeply feed the skin in a constellation of other Ayurvedic herbal treasures.
Fountain of Youth Skin Serum: A highly concentrated moisturizer and nutrient blend, Fountain of Youth Skin Serum is designed to be applied to target areas to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Rich in time-tested Ayurvedic herbs Neem, Amalaki, Vacha (Calamus), Ashwagandha, Shatavari, and Bala, along with vitamins A, C, D and E, Fountain of Youth Skin Serum brings Ayurvedic beauty solutions to the areas of your skin most vulnerable to aging and environmental damage.
Royal Glow Facial Moisturizer: A concentrated moisturizer in the tradition of Ayurvedic beauty care, Royal Glow is rich in vitamins D and E, as well as the pervasive Ayurvedic herbs Bala, Brahmi, Turmeric, Amalaki, Ashwagandha, Shatavari, and Tulsi. According to Ayurvedic legend, these herbs promote ojas, a glowing and lustrous appearance of the skin. A light silky texture and subtle floral scent give this moisturizer its fine, delicate feel.