Shatavari Root powder
No known contraindications.
Part used: Root
Habitat: Shatavari is a species of asparagus which is native to higher altitudes of India and surrounding areas including the Himalayas. The plant grows to 1-2m with large pale roots and it prefers rocky areas. It is considered endangered in the wild due to over harvesting for traditional medicine, but is widely cultivated.
Folklore and History: In Ayurvedic medicine shatavari has long been used as a female tonic and we borrow it's original name into English, which roughly translates as 'giving capacity for a hundred husbands'!
Constituents: Steroidal saponins including shatavarin-I, alkaloids, mucilage
Actions: Sexual tonic, aphrodisiac, adaptogenic, spasmolytic, galactagogue, antidiarrheal, diuretic, nutritive tonic, immunomodulatory, oestrogen modulator, menstural cycle regulator, antibacterial,
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