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Shatavari: The 'Hundred Root' miracle for female health

WHAT IS SHATAVARI? 

Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) or Indian Asparagus, is a celebrated ingredient in Ayurveda for centuries. It grows in the tropical regions of India and Asia. Shatavari is an adaptogenic herb, which means it works to adapt to the needs of the body, while promoting balance. In Ayurveda, Shatavari is used to balance Pitta and Vata dosha, though it may increase Kapha if taken in excess.

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Shatavari, the miracle herb with a hundred roots has been traditionally associated with boosting female health and balance during all stages of life.
The word Shatavari can be broken down to, Shat, meaning 'one hundred' and Avar, meaning 'below'. In other words, the “plant with the hundred roots”. The tuberous roots of Shatavari contain all the therapeutic benefits. In traditional folklore, Shatavari with its potent benefits is also likened as “one with a hundred husbands” or sometimes as “the curer of a hundred ailments."

BENEFITS OF SHATAVARI

Shatavari has been traditionally associated with boosting female health and balance. Women at all life stages have benefitted from Shatavari as a general health tonic from youth to menopause and beyond. Traditionally, Shatavari has been used to strengthen female fertility too. Shatavari offers a wide range of lifestyle benefits –

  • Anti-inflammatory benefits from the presence of racemofuran
  • Adaptogenic properties help to withstand stress and improve the mood
  • Antioxidant properties to prevent free radical damage
  • Promoting stronger immunity by building and replenishing tissues
If Turmeric is the ‘King’ of Ayurveda herbs, then Shatavari is most certainly the ‘Queen.’

SHATAVARI AND SKINCARE

Shatavari is a safe and natural anti-aging herb. In a 2015 Science Asia study, saponins in Shatavari root were shown to help reduce wrinkle formation on the skin. Shatavari also helps in providing emollient or moisturizing properties to the skin, making it perfect for dry Vata or combination Pitta type skin. 

Our Gotu Kola and Indian Asparagus Mask, formulated with Shatavari, is an age-defying, firming mask infused with skin tightening botanicals and technologically advanced peptides to stimulate the skin while providing much needed nourishment. The Antioxidant Booster in the provided vial amplifies the action of the mask to see visible results start in 2 weeks.

DIET TIP: HEALING SHATAVARI MILK

An easy-to prepare, nutritious and immunity boosting beverage that can be consumed anytime of the day. Mix 500-1000 mg equivalent of Shatavari powder in a cup of milk. Add a pinch of ground pepper, turmeric, and cardamom. Mix and heat to simmer. Cool it down to a comfortable warm temperature, add honey and enjoy.

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“There are no incurable diseases – only the lack of will.
There are no worthless herbs – only the lack of knowledge.”

Avicenna

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