The very name of this ‘herbal remedy’ conjures up thoughts of an exotic land. Of course, Shatavari, Asparagus racemosus, is native to Sri Lanka and the Himalayas. This herb is a very common staple in Ayurvedic medicine as an overall health tonic, but especially for women’s issues.
It is said that Shatavari strengthens the uterus and eases painful periods. With this in mind, I made a Shatavari tincture with my daughter and granddaughter in mind. During the course of my study of this amazing herb, I came across information about menopause and Shatavari. Now, this I could really relate to in the here and now!
So, in the midst of a hot flash, I ran to the cupboard and grabbed the Shatavari tincture, took a dropperful and almost immediately the hot flash subsided. Wow! What a relief! Now I was left to wonder, was the hot flash over anyway, or was this a Shatavari miracle? So far, I have not been able to come up with an answer for those questions. I have, however, made Shatavari a part of my herbal regimen. Since then, my menopausal symptoms have literally vanished. Yes, I love this stuff!
Shatavari is sometimes loosely translated ‘able to have 100 husbands.’ Well, thankfully, you don’t have to have any husbands to use this herb unless you want one. What that really means is that it has such a wonderful healing effect on the female reproductive system. Shatavari is considered the go to herb in Ayurveda for fertility and to promote lactation. It must be mentioned, also, that Shatavari is healing and rejuvenating to male reproductive tissues as well.
The popularity of Shatavari in Ayurveda stems from its ability to strengthen the immune system and to support digestion. It is particularly helpful in the healing of digestive diseases, such as, colitis, heartburn, and ulcers.
If you suffer from any of these maladies: PMS, menopause, or digestive disorders, my suggestion is Shatavari. I would almost say that you owe it to yourself to try Shatavari! It is a wonderful herb to have handy. My preferred way of ingesting Shatavari is a tincture. This can be taken with tiny bit of water or mixed with a spoonful of honey.
I do have a few bottles for sale in my Etsy store. You can find it at this link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/158009528/organic-shatavari-root-extract-1-oz?ref=shop_home_active or look for it at your trusted natural health product distributor.