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What Is Shatavari – The Alternative Choice For Health

Shatavari has numerous benefits unlike any other herb and has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries. It nourishes the body and is especially beneficial for the female reproductive system.  When I published a review on Moon Balance, the ingredient Shatavari was on the label. I had never heard of this ingredient before so I decided it would be fun to research it.

What Is Shatavari?

So what is Shatavari? Shatavari is from India and is a member of the asparagus family. It’s also known as Asparagus racemosus and is an adaptogenic herb. It can also be found in Africa and Asia flourishing in shady and low altitudes. The tuberous root is the portion that is used to prepare the powder. The rejuvenating tuberous root has a sweet taste combined with a little bitter taste. The roots are the inspriation behind the name shat meaning one hundred and avar meaning below, literally translating to mean the plant that has one hundred roots below ground.

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It’s commonly used for womens fertility challenges and overall reproductive health for women.  For both men and women it has been used as an herbal aphrodisiac helping support a healthy sexual appetite.

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Benefits of Shatavari

  • Natural antioxidant properties
  • Supports immune system
  • Supports healthy female reproductive system
  • Improves fertility and breast milk production
  • Aids a healthy pregnancy
  • Soothing effect on the digestive tract
  • Moisturizing support of the respiratory tract
  • Promotes energy level and strength
  • Supports libido
  • Soothes symptoms of menopause and PMS
  • Improves stress and fatigue

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How is Shatavari Grown?

Shatavari grows best in medium black soils which contain electric conductivity, carbon and phosphorus. It can grow under a shallow soil and rocky soils with a pH level from 6-8. Shatavari doesn’t require much irrigation but should be done at first planting then when seedlings are established and then not needed for up to 30 days. Refer to this farming source for more detailed farming methods.

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What is Ayurvedic?

Ayurvedic is one of the oldest holistic healing systems developed more than 3000 years ago in India. According to Wikipedia, Ayurveda is a system of medicine with historical roots in the Indian subcontinent. Globalized and modernized practices derived from Ayurveda traditions are a type of alternative medicine. Ayurvedic treatments are helpful to reduce symptoms, eliminate impurities, increase resistance to disease, increase harmony in life and reduce depression. Treatments include lifestyle practices like massage, yoga, diet changes and meditation along with the use of herbal remedies to help prevent/treat illnesses.

If you want to learn more about Ayurvedic medicine be sure to check out this book below:

Nutritional Facts for Shatavari

  • Moisture: 9.5%
  • Ash: 3.55g
  • Protein: 2.47g
  • Carbs: 49.9g
  • Fat: .3g
  • Trace amounts of vitamin C is present in Shatavari as well as the minerals Iron, Zinc and Calcium.

A couple warnings to be aware of according to www.healthline: Shatavari may have a diuretic effect so you shouldn’t take it with other diuretic herbs or drugs such as furosemide (Lasix). Shatavari may lower your blood sugar so you shouldn’t take it with other drugs or herbs that lower blood sugar.

When I started writing this article on what is Shatavari, I had no idea what else I was going to learn. It’s so interesting how herbs from around the world are made available to help improve our health. I’ve found Shatavari available as a powder, tablet and also as a liquid. A typical dose of shatavari tablets is 500 milligrams, up to twice daily. A typical dose of shatavari extract is 30 drops in water or juice, up to three times daily. My favorite way to consume Shatavari is in Moon Balance which you can purchase here. Moon Balance is a powder mixed with 7 totally powerful ingredients focused on helping female hormone related challenges like menopause and PMS. I highly recommend Moon Balance since I experienced such positive results after using it for 7 consecutive days.


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15 thoughts on “What Is Shatavari – The Alternative Choice For Health”

  1. Well granted I’m not a woman, BUT It does support the immune system so I’m all in lol. I hope it tastes good, I’m always up for trying new things? Is it one of your personal FAVORITES for health?

    • @AJ good news is Shatavari can also help for men’s health. My favorite is actually Moon Balance that has Shatavari in it. Thanks for checking in and leaving a comment. Best wishes.

  2. Thank you for sharing Shatawari, I started using herbs many years ago for my autoimmune diseases. At the time I was taking over 13 medications, and to be honest none of them was helping me and maybe even causing me more problems.

    Anyway, after I started using herbs my health improved dramatically, and I am off all but two of my medications. So I do recommend people go with natural herbal products before medications, I also experienced kidney and liver damage from taking so many medications for too many years.


  3. I absolutely love and believe in Ayurvedic medicine; it’s just such a hard habit to get into consuming herbs on a consistent basis. I used to drink herbal remedy teas such as aswaganda, spring nettle and dong qui and found them to be very helpful and much healthier alternatives to coffee.
    I will definitely try shatavari since I have never heard of it and I am always looking to try new things.

  4. I’m intriqued but I have a few questions. I’m a post menopausal female so would Shatavari have benefit for me? I do have breathing difficulties so if that’s a benefit I would love to try it.

    I am an advocate of a whole foods diet in lieu of supplements so would eating the root be beneficial at all or does it need to be consumed in it’s condensed form (i.e. powder or liquid)? And if the condensed form is recommended, can the liquid be added to water that is sipped throughout the day or does it need to be consumed all at once.

    I thank you for the all the information you have put out in this article and I look forward to your answers on these questions!

    • @Cynthia thank you for visiting today. Shatavari is helpful for many ailments and could benefit someone needing respiratory support. You could always try it and see if it works. There have not been many studies on it so its suggested to consume in small quantities. I also believe its not a normal practice to eat the root whole and I recommend consuming all at once. I hope this helps answer your questions. Please keep me posted if you try it.

  5. Hi Alyse,

    This was an interesting read. I’ve never heard of this herb before and from the look of things, it’s a wonderful natural medicine.

    It’s great that you’ve seen results as fast as 7 days too. Thanks for sharing an informational piece!


  6. Quite interesting! I must admit, I’ve never heard of this plant before, although it seems to have numerous benefits, so worth of trying it.
    The crunch sound in the video while biting a peace was so appealing-I’d really appreciate finding it somewhere in it’s natural form, just to taste it like that.
    If you ever come across it in UK, I’d like to hear about it.

  7. This is a really interesting looking plant. I have seen this ingredient before infertility products and always wanted to know more about it.

    What recommendations do you have for somebody concerned about possible side effects? Is there a way I can test the product?

    • @Catherine thank you for visiting my blog today. If someone is concerned about any side effects I always recommend to consult a doctor. I’ve reviewed some side effects here in my article too. As far as testing the product, I bought mine here mixed in with other ingredients in the product called Moon Balance. Best wishes and let me know if you decide to try it.

  8. I definitely had never heard of Shatavari. Just for fun I went on whole foods.com to see if they sold this as an independent product. Nope. I’m guessing it’s in formulations with other herbs like Moon Balance?

    It’s a unique looking plant and I had never heard of “electric conductivity soil”. I wonder why the plant would thrive in that. And, I wonder if that has something to do with the amazing qualities Shatavari produces?


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