Shatavari, a female reproductive tonic available at Apotheka Herbal in Victoria BC

Shatavari

June 25, 2019



Common Name:
Shatavari

Herbal Name: Asparagus racemosa 


 

Shatavari is a Sanskrit term that translates to “one hundred below”- meaning one hundred roots. However, this Ayurvedic herb is commonly known as “the woman with a hundred husbands”. Aphrodisiac effects and an affinity for the female sexual organs are what have earned her this reputation. Shatavari is a female reproductive tonic, having a rejuvenating effect on the system. While the herb has a feminine quality, it can enhance fertility across genders. For those trying to conceive, Shatavari increases ovulation as well as sperm count and sperm quality. It also has a role to play in preventing miscarriage. 

For those of us just out to have a good time, Shatavari makes a great wing-woman! She can be in a formula for erectile dysfunction or a general aphrodisiac tonic. Her softening, moistening qualities make her specific for vaginal dryness at any age. A great herb for easing the symptoms of menopause and making us feel young again…especially in the bedroom!

Even after the fact, Shatavari continues to support our sexual health by preventing and treating urinary tract infections.  Antibacterial properties stave off infection and her demulcent & anti-inflammatory qualities can soothe any symptoms of burning and irritation. Diuretic and antihaemorrhagic actions make Asparagus racemosa a valuable treatment for existing UTIs and a specific herb for blood in the urine.

 

Written by Heather Newman

Medical Herbalist @apotheka herbal

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