Shatavari – “She Who Possesses a Hundred Husbands” and the #1 Female Herb in Ayurvedic Medicine*
Shatavari, also known as Asparagus racemosus, has long been regarded as one of the top herbs in Ayurveda. It is often considered the female equivalent of ashwagandha, though both roots can benefit both genders.*
Many herbs are drying in nature, but shatavari is not one of them. The demulcent quality moistens the entire system, helping to build and preserve all fluids.*
Benefits for Women
Shatavari contains phytoestrogen saponins, including shatavarin.5*
Women in India often start taking shatavari at puberty and continue to do so for long periods of life. Small doses work well as a lifetime tonic.*
Larger doses work well for helping with PMS and menopause symptoms.*
- Low Libido*
- Vaginal Dryness*
Shatavari is also a great galactagogue, with evidence for increasing breast milk production in nursing mothers, with increases to the hormone prolactin.6,7*
Good for Men Too
Despite its phytoestrogen compounds this is a great herb for men too. It has been used for thousands of years as such.
Just like Ashwagandha is considered more of a man’s herb but is great for women, shatavari is more of a woman’s herb but great for men too. There are no real human trials but rat studies showed:8,9
- Increases Orgasm*
- Increase Sperm Count*
- Increases Nitric Oxide*
- Possible Anabolic Effects*
The Chinese Highly Prize Asparagus Root Too
There is a Chinese story of a man who drank the root tea daily. As a result he was able to have enough stamina to satisfy his 80 wives and concubines, walk fifty miles every day and live to the age of 145. (Please don’t expect these as actual results!)
It’s widely regarded as a premier Kidney Yin tonic helpful in supporting the fundamental jing energy.* They even call it the “Flying Herb” for its ability to lift your vision, mind and give you flying dreams.*
Shatavari is considered a great adaptogen. It has far reaching effects:
- Helps with Stress10*
- Nootropic and Brain Tonic11*
- Helps with Anxiety12*
- Dry Skin*
- Aids Insulin Secretion17*
- Cholesterol Metabolism20*
- Shatavaroside A, B, C
- Shatavarins I-X (most notably shatavarin IV)
- Racemoside A
- Ursolic acid
- FOS (fructo-oligosaccharides)
Our Organic Full Spectrum Extract
Our shatavari is a full spectrum extract, meaning it contains as much of the full material as possible, and is not standardized for any one component, though testing shows it contains 20% saponins. It is extracted with water, alcohol and CO2.
Our shatavari is grown, harvested and processed by organic standards.
Recommended dosage is 250mg or 1/8th tsp twice per day. At this dosage each bag will last 60 days.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.