Shatavari is in the wild asparagus family, hence its botanical name of asparagus racemosus. It is the herb of choice in Ayurveda when it comes to the female reproductive system.
The name Shatavari is derived from the words ‘shat var’ (hundred husbands in Sanskrit) alluding to the fact that the herb rejuvenates and strengthens the female reproductive system. The usage of the herb is by no means limited to the ladies only. The Charaka Samhita, the classical textbook of Ayurveda, mentions the herb as being retodoshahara – an herb that improves health, quality and motility of the sperm. It was not only in the East that the herb was venerated. Pliny the Elder, a Roman author, naturalist and natural philosopher had this to say about this herb, ‘Asparagus, of all the plants of the garden, receives the most praiseworthy care’.
As an herbal supplement, shatavari is invaluable from the onset of puberty to menopause in ladies. It not only promotes fertility but also provides the phytoestrogens that help in restoring the hormonal balance in women, an important factor in managing pre-menstrual syndrome and menopausal changes. Shatavari is a galactagogue (increases quantity of milk) providing breast health support post-delivery, along with supporting and rejuvenating the body as a whole. It also helps overcome fatigue. The flavonoids, polyphenols and saponins in shatavari helps reduce the production of stress hormones, a property that enables it to be used in the management of stress and depression.
Serving size: 1 capsule
Servings per container: 60/90
Each 500 mg capsule contains:
•Organic Shatavari 500 mg
Suggested Use: 1-2 capsule(s) per day, or as directed by your health practitioner.
This item is cruelty-free and contains no animal products. It is safe for consumption for vegetarians and vegans.
Please consult with your healthcare practitioner before using this product if you are pregnant or nursing, taking medications, or have a medical condition. Keep out of the reach of children.
An organic shatavari supplement is safe when used as a general restorative, and also as a medicinal herb when used in appropriate therapeutic doses. Individuals of either sex can use a shatavari supplement to maintain a healthy reproductive system and a vibrant life, alleviate stress, reduce cholesterol, and boost the immune system. It is also of benefit in maintaining the pH level in the vaginal tract and hydrating the dry membranes of the vagina. (Note: the proper therapeutic dose depends on a variety of factors. Consult a qualified ayurvedic doctor or health care specialist to determine the correct therapeutic dosage for you.)
Scientific studies suggest that this herb can also be beneficial for the following:
•Regulates menstrual cycle*
•Supports a healthy female reproductive system*
•Stress & depression*
Cautions and Contraindications:
Shatavari is considered to generally be a safe herbal supplement. Individuals with renal problems should avoid the herb as it exerts a diuretic action. It is recommended that individuals with a history of kapha imbalance (excess urination, water retention, congestion, runny nose, weight gain etc) should use the herb under supervision of a qualified health practitioner. Women with estrogen induced disorders and fibrocystic breasts should avoid use, as should individuals with a known history of asparagus allergy. Discontinue use immediately and consult your doctor if you feel any discomfort, pain, or physical or mental distress. Keep out of the reach of children.
How should I take a shatavari supplement?
This herb is available in form of tablets, capsules, liquid extracts, and in a classical Ayurvedic preparation called shatavari gulam (prepared with clarified butter, honey, cardamom and jaggery). Advice on how to use it varies and may depend on the condition it is being used to treat. The herb is best taken with honey and lukewarm cow’s milk. Shatavari pills and capsules are easy and therapeutically effective ways for administering this wonderful herb.
What is the recommended dosage?
The dosage varies with the desired objective of the treatment. If menstrual issues are being treated, the dosage would 250 mg twice daily. For nursing mothersbreastfeeding mothers, the dosage could be as high as 750 mg to 1000 mg.
Are there any side effects of taking a shatavari supplement?
Shatavari is a natural herb and is generally well-tolerated even with long-term use. The use of shatavari during pregnancy is to be avoided given that its safety profile in pregnancy is yet to be adequately ascertained.
Is it an herb?
It an herb and is usually called the ‘Queen of herbs’ in acknowledgement of its immense benefits in woman’s healthcare. The botanical name is Asparagus racemosus. The tuberous roots which are white, radish shaped, and found in clusters are used in Ayurvedic preparations.
Which is the best shatavari supplement?
We are proud of the Ayurvedic supplements we offer at Jiva Botanicals. All of our ingredients are of the highest quality, ethically sourced, organically grown, and free of harmful chemicals and additives. We believe that Jiva Botanicals is in the running for the best shatavari brand on the market today.
Does shatavari work?
Shatavari and its benefits have been chronicled in the ancient texts of Ayurveda like the Charaka Samhita which extols its virtues as a provider of strength and immunity (Balya) and its anti aging properties (Vayasthapana). Research studies document the versatility of this herb in woman’s healthcare, gastric ulcers, stress management, boosting immunity and a host of other conditions. The positive and laudatory online reviews bear testimony to the efficacy of this wonderful herb.
What is the best time of the day to take Shatavari?
Shatavari is taken after food along with a glass of cow’s milk or warm water (never take it with chilled water or aerated drinks). It can be taken during periods as it helps flushing out excess water. Individuals who have estrogen issues like tenderness of breast can avoid it during the second half of the period.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.