Shatavari - the woman plant

Shatavari - die Frauenpflanze

The wild Indian asparagus

The botanical name of Shatavari is Asparagus racemosus , which translates to “wild Indian asparagus”. The word Shatavari comes from Sanskrit and means “she who owns 100 men”. The plant grows as a bush with fine needles throughout India. Its root is used as a medicine. In Ayurveda, Shatavari is the most important Rasayana for women and their genital system. It has a nourishing, tonic effect on the circulation, reproduction, breathing and digestion. It cleanses and nourishes the blood and acts as an acid regulator in the body. Pitta constitutions in particular benefit from this.

Pitta, Vata and Kapha – the three doshas

The doshas Pitta, Vata and Kapha are the three bioenergies in Ayurvedic teachings. They predominate in nature and in the body. Shatavari nourishes and moisturizes dry mucous membranes of the lungs, stomach, kidneys and genital system. Therefore, the plant also compensates for Vata disorders. Shatavari works on a hormonal level: It increases the production of milk and semen, which is why it is used by men and women, for example for general sexual weakness, impotence, infertility, menopausal symptoms, hyperacidity, stomach ulcers and much more. Shatavari is not recommended if there is increased Kapha or Ama (undigested metabolic residues and toxins) in the body.

The asparagus roots that grow here have a similar effect to shatavari, but they are primarily a diuretic food.

Source: Dr. Vasant Lad, Ayurvedic herbal medicine

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