Shatavari Benefits

Latin Name

Asparagus racemosus

Also Known As




Parts Used


Traditional Use and Health Benefits

Shatavari contains natural phyto-oestrogen hormone precursors that help women to maintain a healthy reproductive system and optimum energy. As a sweet, cooling, nourishing and soothing herb it is considered by Ayurvedic practitioners to be the perfect energetic balance to clear some of the uncomfortable menopausal hot flushes, night sweats, memory loss, anxiety and dryness in the body. It can also be used to optimise fertility and increase the production of breast milk. Shatavari is considered to be the best general tonic for women in Ayurveda, clinically proven to promote fertility, strengthen the uterus, regulate menstruation, promote the flow of breast milk, assist in recovery from childbirth and alleviate many symptoms of the menopause. The natural alternative to HRT. It can be safely used through all stages of a women's life, and has been in use for over a 1000 years. It is the supreme woman's tonic. It contains phytoestrogens, a natural substance that rebalances oestrogen levels in women. These hormones play an important role in a woman's long term health, preventing heart disease and osteoporosis. It is also known to eliminate the Candida bacteria, so it can be a helpful remedy for thrush, if used regularly and consistently, it is a slow acting plant remedy so it should be used over a period of time for full effect.

In Men studies show it to be an excellent Aphrodisiac when combined with Ashwagandha. It promotes size, strength and stiffness of the penis. It has been shown to help the body detox from cancer treatment drugs, as it helps to stimulate the immune system and helps the body to eliminate toxins. Shatavari is useful in convalescence, cough, dehydration, diarrhea, dysentery, female organ debility (main female rejuvenative herb), fevers (chronic), Hematemesis, herpes, hyperacidity, impotence, infertility, Leucorrhea, menopause, lung abscess, sexual debility, stomach ulcers, rheumatism, protects from the effects of chemotherapy and soothes the dry, inflamed membranes of kidneys, lungs, sexual organs and stomach. Asparagus increases breast milk and semen, nurtures mucous membranes, acts as Immune system booster, Blood cleanser, Supplies female hormones, Nourishes the ovum and is good for AIDS, Epstein Barr, etc.

Typical Use

Shatavari Herbal Powder-
Take 3 to 10 grams, 1/2 to 2 teaspoons daily, Spread over the day.
Use mixed with juice or milk.
or as directed by an herbal practitioner.

Shatavari Herbal Tincture-
Dosage: 5-10ml daily spread over the day.

or as directed by an herbal practitioner.

Folklore and History

Grown throughout India, this member of the Asparagus family is considered to be the supreme women's tonic and is used as a natural regulator. Shatavari literally means 'the plant of one hundred roots' which has been cunningly transformed into 'she who has one hundred husbands' as it gives women boundless reserves!


Shatavari is rich in active constituents such as galactose, arabinose, steroidal, glycosides and saponins.


None known.