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Shatavari, Asparagus racemosus, is a climbing plant which grows in low jungles areas throughout India. This sweet and bitter herb is particularly balancing to Pitta Dosha.
The healing qualities of Shatavari are useful to a wide array of ailments. It is well known for it effects on the female reproductive system. It is also effective in a number of other systems of the body and is therefore of use to both men and women.
Shatavari is a cooling and nourishing herb which has a special affinity with women, although it can also be beneficial to men.
It has been traditionally used to relieve PMS and menopausal symptoms and can be taken as a supplement after childbirth to nourish the body. It can also help maintain a healthy urinary tract and strengthen the immune system.
Asparagus Racemosus (Shatavari)
Shatavari supports reproductive health by toning and nourishing the female reproductive organs
Shatavari maintains healthy hormonal balance
Shatavari treats PMS symptoms by relieving pain and controlling blood loss during menstruation.
Shatavari supports normal production of breast milk for nursing mothers
Shatavari relieves menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes. By producing estrogens it makes up for low estrogen levels in women who are menopausal or have had hysterectomies or oophorectomies
Used in India as a best-known and most often-used herb for women
Shatavari supports normal function of the immune and digestive system
Shatavari Side effects
Sensitivity to asparagus may cause skin reactions and pulmonary allergic reactions in some people.
According to Natural Standard, patients with edema due to kidney disorder or impaired heart function should not be using shatavari.
One should keep watch on possible weight gain while using Shatavari.