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Shatavari is also known as Indian asparagus, and grown is the tropical regions of India, parts of Asia and Africa. In Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of health, Shatavari is known as the plant of one hundred roots and is the most often used herb for women and female reproductive health. The literal meaning of Shatavari is with a hundred husbands.
Shatavari contains natural phyto-oestrogen hormone precursors that help women to maintain a healthy reproductive system and optimum energy.
- Shatavari works well as a mild diuretic; women take shatavari to help aid in removing excess water weight during menstrual periods.
- Shatavari is known to help increase fertility in women by helping to nourishing the ovum. Ayurvedic practioners recommend this for women who may be experiencing infertility or related issues. It is simply incredible in maintaining reproductive health of women. The ova produced are much healthier.
Shatavari is thought to balance female hormones and to clear some of the uncomfortable menopausal hot flushes, night sweats, memory loss, anxiety and dryness in the body. In India, shatavari is also traditionally used to help menopausal women to help ease menopausal symptoms and balance the hormones.
The herbs carry bioflavonoid which is well known for their wide range of medicinal properties. Shatavari is a good source of zinc and calcium minerals and it also provides B-complex vitamins.
Shatavari is also recommended if women are experiencing problems with breast feeding, like less secretion of milk, they must supplement with Shatavari and see affects for themselves. It is a complete tonic for female reproductive system and related organs.
Shatavari also helps to enhance the body's ability to adapt to stressful situations and environmental changes. By exerting an immune-stimulating response, the body becomes further protected from the damaging effects of stress.
Always seek professional advice from qualified Ayurvedic doctor or practioner, before taking Ayurvedic supplements to be sure of the dosage and whether they may be suitable for you.