Shatavari Root

Asparagus racemosus

Energetics:  Warming, Moistening, Toning

Actions:  Adaptogen (Helps body adapt to stresses), Demulcent (Soothes tissues), Aphrodisiac (Increases libido)

Found in:  Moon-a-pause

Translating to “a woman with a thousand husbands”, Shatavari is a coveted herb in traditional Ayurvedic medicine.  It is one of the most common herbs for women’s health, helping to promote sex drive and provide hormonal balance1.  During menopause it proves to be especially helpful to counteract vaginal dryness and to reconnect a woman with her sexuality1.  Soothing and demulcent, Shatavari helps to bring moisture to tissues and fascia throughout the body, especially in the digestive and reproductive systems.  This sweet root is also deeply nourishing and restorative, offering support to immunity and soothing an exhausted nervous system2.

  1. Mishra, J., Dash, A. K., & Kumar, S. (2013). Hundred Problems, One Solution Asparagus racemosus. World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 3(1), 201-11.
  2. Alok, S., Jain, S. K., Verma, A., Kumar, M., Mahor, A., & Sabharwal, M. (2013). Plant profile, phytochemistry and pharmacology of Asparagus racemosus (Shatavari): A review. Asian Pacific journal of tropical disease, 3(3), 242-251.


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