Shatavari or Wild Asparagus {Asperagus Recemosus}

Shatavari is the sanskrit / ayurvedic name for Wild Asparagus  and it balances both Pitta and Vata.


Ayurvedic Characteristics and Uses

  1. Effect on doshas – Balancing for Pitta and Vata and increases Kapha
  2. Taste  – sweet and bitter
  3. Energetics –cooling
  4. Main Action – Promotes the health of the female reproductive organs and urinary system, Calming and cooling. Aphrodisiac, Diuretic
  5. Other Uses – Traditionally used in such conditions as infertility, debility, impotence, menopausal syndrome, leucorrhea, and dysuria (painful urination), Also used in Pitta-predominant digestive disorders including ulcers, hyperacidity, and diarrhea, Supports the flow of breast milk.


Modern Research

  1. An adaptogen to increase the non-specific resistance of organisms against a variety of stresses, Treatment of diarrhoea and dysentery, Antioxidant, Immunostimulant, Anti-dyspepsia and Antitussive effect