Shatavari is one of the best herbs to calm the pitta (body fire) in summer, for female organs and blood.
Through the eyes of ayurveda, Shatavari is one of the best options to reduce Pitta, soothe Vata, soothe the mind and rejuvenate the body (especially the female system)
In Sanskrit, Shatavari means “owning 100 husbands.” Its Latin name is Asparagus racemosus.
- Shatavari’s main taste (rasa) is sweet and bitter
- Its digestive effect (virya) is refreshing
- Its post-digestive effect is mild
- Vata and Pitta Balance – Increases Kapha
Shatavari has an influence on all tissue elements (dhatus) and is particularly effective for the reproductive system (mainly that of the woman), the circulatory system (cooling of the overheated pitta in the blood) and the system digestive tract, where it helps reduce excess acidity and bile.
Shatavari is most often used for weakness of the female organs (including infertility), menstrual problems and menopause, hyperacidity and stomach ulcers, herpes and chronic fever.
Shatavari relieves dry and inflamed membranes of the sexual organs, stomach, lungs and kidneys. It is also used in cases of chronic diarrhea.
On the outside, shatavari ghee can help reduce the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome when massaged on the abdomen; it can also help relieve joint stiffness and muscle spasms.
Shatavari is sattmic and thus increases love and devotion.
- 1 cup whole cow milk or almond vegetable milk
- 1 cup water
- 1 tsp. shatavari root powder tea
- 1 tsp. ghee tea
- A pinch of ginger powder
- 1 tsp. honey table
In a saucepan, heat milk, ghee and water with low heat. Add shtatavari root powder and ginger powder. Continue to heat over low heat, covered, until liquid reduces by half. Drop the temperature to 110 degrees F and then drop your c. honey. Drink every night before falling asleep. Good for hormonal regulation, rejuvenation and feminine health.