Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Shatavari means having one hundred husbands

Shatavari
Shatavari is one of the prime rejuvenating herbal medicines in Ayurveda. It is considered particularly helpful in conditions affecting the female reproductive system. One of its names means “having one hundred husbands” which highlights its reputation as a fertility enhancing plant.
A member of the same family as the common asparagus, shatavari has many nutritive properties. It is commonly used in India to improve the production of breast milk in nursing mothers. Its soothing effect is used in inflammatory conditions and to soothe irritated tissues. Its cooling influence may also benefit the hot flashes of women going through menopause. Shatavari is beneficial in cooling off an irritated digestive system as expressed by heartburn, diarrhea or irritable bowel syndrome.
Latin name: Asparagus racemosus
60 Capsules per Bottle.
Available online at Chopra Center