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Shatavari Root

  • Asparagus racemosus
  • Origin: India
Shatavari Root

Common Name

Standardized: shatavari

Botanical Name

Asparagus racemosus Willd.
Plant Family: Liliaceae



Shatavari is a traditional Ayurvedic antispasmodic; an aphrodisiac, demulcent, digestive, diuretic, galactogogue, and is often used for infertility and for women's health.


Steroidal saponins & glycosides (shatavarin, sarasapogenin, diosgenin), isoflavones, mucilage, alkaloids, asparagamine, sistosterol.

Parts Used

The root, rhizomes and stem.

Typical Preparations

As an infusion or a tincture. The fresh root is often candied or made into preserves to give it a sugary sweet flavor.


Shatavari 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".


Specific: No known precautions.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.