Mountain Rose Herbs

Shatavari Root

Also known as

Asparagus racemosus, Catavari, Satavari, Shaqaqule Hindi, Songga Langit.

Introduction

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

Constituents

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.

Summary

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”.

Precautions

Consult with a physician before using if pregnant or nursing.

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