Part used: Root
Energetics: Cooling, moistening, sweet, bitter
Actions: Adaptogen, antitussive, antioxidant, antibacterial, immunomodulator, digestive, cytoprotective, galactogogue, anti-oxytocin, antispasmodic, antidiarrhoeal, antiulcerogenic, oestrogen modulator
- Sexual debility and infertility; insufficient lactation, menopausal symptoms.
- Threatened miscarriage
- As an alternative to the endangered False Unicorn Root.
- Stress, fatigue, general weakness
- Inflammatory conditions of the gastrointestinal and urinary tracts including cystitis, gastritis, diarrhea, dysentery and gastrointestinal ulceration.
- Immune debility
- Chronic disease, prevention of adhesions, cancer, rheumatism
- Fluid retention
- Prevention of urinary stones
- Neuroprotective / Antioxidant
Shatavari has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries as a traditional rejuvenate tonic, particularly for nourishing and restoring the reproductive and digestive system. Shatavari is best known for its affinity for the female reproductive system, supporting women of all ages to gracefully transition through the natural phases of womanhood. It helps to balance hormones, regulate the menstrual cycle, alleviate menstrual symptoms, improve fertile outcomes, support breast milk production and relieve menopausal symptoms.
Shatavari works as an aphrodisiac for both men and women by balancing the reproductive hormones and functions. It also assists with stress or immune-mediated fertility issues, improves spermatogenesis in men and minimises threatened miscarriage in women. Furthermore it demonstrates a soothing effect on the digestive tract, increases digestive enzymes, normalises gastric motility and relieves painful contractions. Shatavari is also a a potent immune stimulator, enhancing the body’s ability to resist disease, fight infection and aid in recovery [1,2].
Shatavari is used in our Sex Dust.