Shatavari – The benefits of Shatavari
Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) in Ayurveda (traditional ancient Indian medicine) it is called the Queen of herbs or ‘she who acquires 100 husbands’.
Shatavari has been used in traditional practices and studied extensively for several health benefits. The root is famed for its capacity to enhance fertility due to its reproductive tonic actions; it helps to strengthen, nourish and cleanse the reproductive organs.
The extracted root of shatavari and the steroidal saponins found in the root exhibit powerful anti-oxidant properties which make it brilliant for the skin and for cleansing the organs of detoxification. In Ayurveda it is hailed for its anti-aging properties, as well as for its ability to increase endurance and energy, enhance immunity and for its anti-depressant actions.
Shatavari is a demulcent which means it will sooth, relieve and soften inflamed skin and mucous membranes both internally and externally.
Shatavari belongs to the Liliaceae family, and it is commonly known in India as Satawar, Satamuli or Satavari. It is found growing at low altitudes throughout India. The dried bitter-sweet roots of the plant are harvested and commonly used in Ayurvedic & Western herbal medicine, these mucilaginous roots are also used for their tonic, diuretic, anti-diarrhoetic, nutritive, tonic, aphrodisiac and anti-spasmodic actions.
We love Shatavari, our plants are harvested for us by hand by local communities in Dakshina Kannada, India before being extracted. Shatavari is an integral part of our Radiant formula for all her Queen enhancing properties.