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Shatavari - A Miracle Herb to Help in Natural Conception

Shatavari, Asparagus racemosus

Shatavari and Ayurveda

Shatavari has been used in Ayurveda i.e. ancient medical science as a natural remedy. Shatavari is also called Satavar, is an Ayurvedic herb that's found in the tropical areas of Asia, India, Australia, and Africa, which is one of the most powerful rejuvenating herbs in Ayurvedic medicine. Extracts made from dried roots have been used for many centuries as a general female tonic and hormone balancer for women in the Ayurvedic herbal apothecary.

Shatavari roots have anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and various minerals such as copper, zinc and cobalt are present abundantly in them. They also contain other essential minerals such as calcium, potassium, magnesium, selenium and many more.

  • Scientific Name - Asparagus racemosus
  • Family - Asparagaceae
  • Kingdom - Plantae
  • Potency (Virya) - Cool
  • Quality (Guna) - Heavy
  • Effect on the human body - Female reproductive, respiratory and digestive system
  • Taste - Bitter and Sweet

In Ayurveda, Shatavari is used in balancing Pitta and Vata doshas but it can increase Kapha dosha due to its heavy nature. It has so many of all the qualities and it is Rasayana (rejuvenating) for the reproductive system of women, the digestive system and for the blood. Perhaps the most common traditional use of shatavari is to treat female health and condition, especially in disorders of the reproductive system, as it helps in improving hormonal imbalances thus beneficial in PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome).

Shloka of Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus)

(Reference: Bhava Prakasha Nighantu, Guduchyadi Varga, Shloka No. 186-187)

The above shloka explains the numerous qualities of Shatavari.

This wonder herb Shatavari is sweet and bitter in taste, unctuous in nature, heavy to digest, has cold potency, rejuvenating in nature, memory promoter, promotes digestive fire, stimulates stamina, improves vision, alleviate tumors, diarrhea, bleeding disorders, cardiac disorders. It acts as an aphrodisiac, improves lactation, helping in managing dosha i.e. Vata and Pitta disorders.

Shatavari Health Benefits / Guides – Ayurvedic Herb

The therapeutic properties of "Shatavari herb" are used traditionally to support numerous systems and functions of the body:

  • It helps in improving the health of the women reproductive system
  • It improves the production of breast milk
  • Reduces symptoms of menopause
  • Balances the female hormones
  • Boosts milk production during breast-feeding
  • It is anti oxidant in nature
  • Calming effect on the digestive tract
  • It treats the sluggish bowel movements
  • Moistens air in the respiratory system
  • It improves the immune system
  • Promotes strength and energy level
  • It supports the male reproductive system
  • Combats anxiety and depression
  • Promoting diuretic activity as diuretics help your body get rid of excess fluid.
  • Lowers blood sugar level
  • Relieves cough
  • Helps in Treating diarrhea
  • Improves gastric ulcer
  • For acne treatment
  • It is a very good nervine tonic
  • It may help to treat kidney stones
  • It acts as an anti ageing
  • It may help in treating ulcer like sores in your stomach, small intestine, or esophagus

Shatavari - A Miracle Herb to Help in Natural Conception

It is the most well-known herb to enhance fertility in women (It improves the fertility of men too) But the question is how Shatavari will help in fertility:

By relieving stress: Stress affects fertility in different ways that lead to anovulation i.e. late ovulation or no ovulation, reproductive system's inflammation or injury to tissues causes ovarian cysts, blocked fallopian tubes, uterine fibroids, and endometriosis etc. However adaptogenic herb, it helps the body to cope with physical and emotional stress.

By improving ovulation: The herb is rich in phytochemicals and responsible for the production of oestrogen, better ovulation, and healthy menstrual cycle regulation.

By helping to boost in function of immune system: Couples with autoimmune fertility issues may be helped by boosting proper immunological function as poor immune system can make a woman prone to infertility, easily attacked by diseases and many other health issues Thus Shatavari acts as an immunomodulator and being a wonder herb, it improves your immunity and improves your chances of conception.

By restoring hormonal imbalances: Shatavari is known as an estrogen-regulating herb (and is one of the top phytoestrogens) which helps in regulating the menstrual cycle. During the reproductive age, many women suffer from polycystic ovarian syndrome which further causes hormonal imbalance, shatavari helps in easing the symptoms and thereby, eventually enhances the chances in natural conception.

By stimulating mucous membranes: This herb, not only improves the fertility in women but also in men with low seminal volume (by improving semen health/quality). Well-protected cervix secretes cervical mucus which is responsible for fertility in a healthy ovulation cycle. Shatavari works as a tonic for the mucus membrane of the cervix and protects it as well.

By making liver and kidney healthier: It is also known that women fertility is affected to a huge extent by the health of the liver and kidney. This herb works wonder by helping the body to remove excess fluid build-up. This action may greatly help in fluid retention and aids healthy menstruation.

By eliminating toxic build up: Shatavari also helps to reduce toxic accumulation in the body and creates an environment which is the need for healthy sperm and egg to unite and for a pregnancy to flourish.

Planet Ayurveda introduced Shatavari Capsules

Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) capsules are the formulation of herbal extract which can be given to female as well as male. This pure herb extract, is the wonder herb that improves women fertility and the chances of conception. These capsules will help a woman to experience motherhood by natural conception. These capsules help in ovulation and restore any hormonal imbalance. It tones and nourishes the female reproductive organs. Hence it is considered to be a primary herb for female health.


1-2 capsules twice daily with plain water after taking meals.

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