Shatavari: The "Queen" of Ayurvedic Herbs
Why is Shatavari the "Queen of Ayurvedic Herbs"
Shatavari is a staple Ayurvedic herb known for its numerous health benefits. It is famous as the "Queen of Ayurvedic Herbs" as she is the more cooling, feminine counterpart to Ashwagandha. In Sanskrit, Shatavari means "one hundred roots," pointing to its varied medicinal and therapeutic uses.
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How to Consume Satmya's Shatavari powder?
Consuming shatavari powder with milk as a hot brew is a great way to end your day. Both milk and ghee are the preferred anupana (vehicle or carrier) for shatavari as it is fat soluble. Honey also forms an excellent accompaniment to add a sweet flavor. It can also be ingested by mixing it with room temperature water.
Shatavari for Women
Shatavari can also be translated to "the woman with one hundred husbands," owing to its role in increasing women's fertility. Often considered a female aphrodisiac, this herb improves female libido by stimulating ovulation. It is a uterine tonic as it increases uterine muscle and can be helpful for women trying to conceive.
A women-friendly herb, it is the best hormone harmonizer. It regulates the menstrual cycle, relieves cramps, and is a boon for pre and post-menopausal women. Shatavari help relieve menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes by keeping the body cool.
Lactating mothers also benefit highly from their regular consumption as it aids in proper lactation for nursing mothers by increasing milk production. When consumed post-natal along with cumin, it assists in post-delivery recovery.
Shatavari as a Gut Cleanser
Shatavari helps improve our gut flora, thus providing relief from acidity, irritable bowel syndrome, and other digestive issues. It is a herbal remedy to cleanse and detoxify our intestines, improving our overall digestive health.
Shatavari for Mental Health
An adaptogenic herb, it helps rejuvenate the body & mind, restoring balance to both the nervous & immune systems. Additionally, it can also reduce the symptoms of anxiety. Its ability to stimulate happy hormones- dopamine, serotonin, and endorphins makes it a natural antidepressant. An ideal choice for a stressful day, its consumption helps with a good night's sleep.
As it also shares properties of a brain herb, it increases memory and intelligence.
Shatavari as a Rasayana
The ancient text of Ayurveda distinguishes between Rasayana and non-Rasayana herbs. Rasayana herbs target our Rasa dhatu, whose primary function is to nourish every cell of our body. Shatavari provides nutrition to our body and gives it everlasting youthfulness. It boosts our immune system and protects it from infection-causing diseases.
Shatavari as a Natural Medicine
Thanks to its cooling properties, Shatavari is anti-inflammatory and can be used for fever, gastric ulcers, and maintaining homeostasis.
Shatavari also has the ability to reduce skin damage and moisturize the skin, leaving it fresh and supple. When applied with milk or honey on the face, Shatavari powder reduces wrinkles and acne due to its rich antioxidant properties.
Studies have also proved that Shatavari can help relieve coughs, treat diarrhea, kidney stones, and much more.
Shatavari may be one of nature's best-kept secrets with its endless benefits and ability to cure most physical and mental ailments. Shatavari has strength, power, wisdom & infinite love to share with all she meets.
Contraindications For Taking Shatavari
Ayurveda does not recommend intaking Shatavari if there is high ama, or toxins, in the body. It is also contraindicated if one is experiencing a kapha imbalance or excess congestion. Being a member of the asparagus family, shatavari has a diuretic effect and should be used with caution for people who are taking diuretic medicine. Lastly, if one is sensitive to phytoestrogens or has an estrogen sensitive tumor, shatavari is also contraindicated. Please consult your doctor or qualified herbalist if you have questions about your health and how shatavari can benefit you.