Shatavari – A Wonder Plant Used in Ayurvedic Preparations for Women

Shatavari – A Wonder Plant Used in Ayurvedic Preparations for Women

Developed in India over a thousand years ago, today Ayurveda is among the world’s oldest holistic healing systems. It has proven to be effective against a variety of concerns ranging from hair fall to fertility. Even so, there are still a few Ayurvedic herbs that remain to be widely known in the public domain. Today we’ll be talking about one such special herb that you probably haven’t heard of, Shatavari!

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According to various Sanskrit scriptures the word Shatavari means “the plant with hundred roots” or “one with hundred husbands.” It is so due to its highly enriching roots and its ability to increase libido in women which consequently also boosts their fertility.
Belonging to the asparagus family, Shatavari with its powerful healing properties has proven to be a savior for many women and can be called a woman’s best companion in every sense. It is especially beneficial for new mom’s and women trying to conceive as it is known to cure sexual organs’ inflammation, moisten dry tissues, prepare the womb for conception and to prevent miscarriages! Attributing to this unusual way of encouraging devotion and love, Shatavari is also known as the ‘Queen of Herbs.’ Research shows that the roots of this incredible herb have helped various new moms in increasing production of breast milk and has supported their overall well-being by normalizing the uterus and fluctuating hormones.

Post pregnancy period is difficult and proves to be taxing on women. Ayurvedic Hair Care Juice For New Moms by Sesa has been concocted keeping in mind new moms’ post pregnancy struggles using the ancient ayurvedic knowledge of the vedas. The juice helps control postpartum hair fall and boosts their overall strength and immunity.


Due to increasingly being used as an aphrodisiac and its role in improving female reproductive health, Shatavari’s other advantages are overlooked. Not many of us are aware of the herb’s incredible properties that enhance hair growth and hair strength in both males and females. Imbibed with its anti-inflammatory and adaptogenic traits, Shatavari prevents irritation in the scalp and lowers stress levels. It soothes the scalp and keeps the hair lustrous. A major cause of hair loss is a stressful lifestyle and Shatavari being an adaptogenic herb has the power to increase the human body’s resistance to physical and psychological stress. It thereby promotes hair growth. Despite the multitude of health benefits offered by Shatavari it is advisable to consult an ayurvedic practitioner before adding it to your regimen. This is especially important in cases of existing medical or health concerns so that its possible side effects can be prevented.

Improving reproductive health and balancing the estrogen levels in women in all phases of their lives is Shatavari’s principal benefit. In addition to this it has many other secondary benefits!

  • The secondary benefits include treatment of bacterial or fungal infections, lowered high cholesterol levels, weight loss and improved hair health.
  • Shatavari also has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. So it successfully reduces inflammation and battles cell damage, oxidative stress respectively.
  • The ayurvedic world would go as far as to say that the herb has anti-depressant and anti-anxiety properties as it monitors serotonin levels but these claims cannot be backed by significant research.
  • Shatavari is said to have a control on blood sugar levels, stimulate cardiac functioning, enhance digestion, and play a key role in treating wounds.
  • Shatavari, a female friendly herb, is also effective in bringing down the symptoms that come with menopause like hormonal changes.

Ayurvedic Hair Care Juice For Menopause Support by Sesa is dedicated specially for woman going through menopause. Although the juice is a concoction of various Ayurvedic herbs it has Shatavari as its main star! The juice not only helps keep women’s hair glorious in the face of menopause but also maintains their overall body health.

Shatavari may also help treat kidney stones and ulcers but these claims can only become concrete once the herb becomes more well studied in humans. Like most other Ayurvedic herbs, Shatavari's benefits are varied, we hope you try it soon!

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