The many roots produced by this plant gives it its alias of hundred roots. Shatavari is commonly refered to as ‘the woman who possesses 100 husbands’, as it is said to provide one with the sexual capacity to enjoy 100 husbands!
Shatavari is an excellent anti-inflammatory. It is bitter in taste and cooling in nature; it calms Pitta and Vata and increases Kapha.
Shatavari helps to cool excess heat in the body soothing dry and inflamed issues of the lungs and the stomach. It is perfect for stomach ulcers as it nurtures mucus membranes.
As the main rejuvenator for the Female reproductive system, Shatavari treats the blood and the reproductive tissues. It is the go-to herb for the uterus, regulating painful periods, menstruation cycles and excess bleeding.
The unctuous qualities of Shatavari increase reproductive fluids and facilitate conception and uterine strength, helping prevent miscarriage. Shatavari nourishes the ovum and can increase fertility. In Males, it can increase sperm count.
Shatavari is beneficial during menopause to cool hot flashes and regulate mood swings as it nourishes the brain, and calms the nerves.
It is also helpful for women who have had hysterectomies as it is a precursor to estrogen and contributes to multiple female hormones.
Caution: Shatavari should be used with caution if you have a history of breast cancer, cysts or fibroids.
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