Iahas-Shatavari-Wild Asparagus

Shatavari (Wild Asparagus)


Shatavari Scientific Name

Asparagus racemosus

Shatavari Other Names

English: Buttermilk Root, Climbing Asparagus, Wild Asparagus
Chinese: Tian Men Dong
Hindi: Shatavari
Sanskrit: Shatavari, Satvar, Satmuli
Other: Chhotta Kelu, Vari Pali

What is Shatavari?

Shatavari, also known as “Queen of Herbs”, is a remedy for close to 100 types of diseases. A herb that is mostly used by females as hormone balancer and to uplift female health, it is an incredible herb to treat menopause-related symptoms, prevent blood clots, maintain a healthy heart, treat rheumatism, relieve depression and aid in weight loss.

Common forms of Shatavari

Juice, Powder, Capsule, Tablet, Syrup, Liquid extract

Shatavari is commonly used for:

Shatavari Dosage

Juice: 2-3 teaspoons once a day.
Powder: ¼-½ teaspoons twice a day.
Capsule: 1-2 Capsules twice a day.
Tablet: 1-2 Tablets twice a day.
Syrup: 1-2 teaspoons twice a day.

Shatavari Side-effects and Warnings

Common side effects: Runny Nose, Coughing, Sore throat.

Not so common side effects: Mild diuretic action, which might affect how the body metabolizes other medications.

Pregnant or Nursing mothers: Not known.

Children: Not known.
Being allergic to shatavari is possible. Shortly after taking the supplement, a person with an allergy may experience:
1. Breathing difficulties
2. Itchy skin or eyes
3. A rash or hives
4. Rapid heart rate

Where to Buy Shatavari in US?

Chinmayi Kulkarni

Chinmayi is a Nutritionist turned Marketer, with Masters in both Marketing and Nutrition. Her focus is to combine her knowledge to understand and evangelize Ayurveda.

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