By Angela Glaz
500 Hour E-RYT and Ayurvedic Wellness Counelor
The word shatavari actually means “a woman with one thousand husbands," because of it's rejuvenating effects on the female reproductive system. Shatavari, these days, is most popularly used during menses for hormone and nervous system support. However, it is also used in instances of infertility, impotence (for men and women), lack of breast milk production, and menopause.
The herb is part of the asparagus family and holds the qualities of heavy, moist, soft, and cooling. Because Ayurveda promotes the concept of, like-increases-like, this means that this herb and it's qualities can help pacify both Vata and Pitta imbalances:
Strengthening ojas (vitality)
Reducing blood pressure
Strengthening the heart
Supporting digestive issues, such as ulcers, hyperacidity, and diarrhea.
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