Shatavari From Puberty To Menopause

Fasciculated roots of Asparagus racemosus called shatavari in Sanskrit. These roots are used medicinally as a tonic for improving strength and lactation

Shatavari is one of the main Ayurvedic rejuvenating tonics for women and is considered both a general and a reproductive tonic. Translates to “100 Spouses” denoting its ability to enhance fertility and vigour.

Also known as wild asparagus or Asparagus racemosus, Shatavari belongs to group of herbs which are collectively referred to adaptogens because they bring the body back into balance.

Shatavari can be taken through various stages of the woman’s life cycle. Read More…

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Q: I would like to find an all-round natural supplement. A friend mentioned she takes an adaptogen: what are they, and how do I choose one for my over-busy lifestyle?

A: I’ve always liked the concept that adaptogens – natural substances that improve your body’s ability to adapt to stress, both physical and mental– go where they are needed at the time, acting on multiple parts of the body to strengthen weakness and bring balance.

According to medical herbalist Katie Pande: ‘Adaptogenic herbs are said to have a normalising effect on the body and mind, reducing the negative changes that can happen in your body in response to stress.’ Read More…