Shatavari Extract Powder (High Strength Extract 20% Saponins)
Shatavari Extract Powder
High Strength Extract 20% Saponins
Traditionally Used in Ayurveda
Also Known as Asparagus Racemosus
The shatavari plant (Asparagus Racemosus) is a wild perennial plant whose earliest use is traced back to India and regions in southeast Asia. A couple of the common terminologies used by different people to refer to the plant as follows: satawar, shatamuli, shatuli, crishya, buttermilk root, Indian asparagus root, water root, climbing asparagus, wild asparagus and wild carrot, among many others. Shatavari powder has a mix of sweet and bitter flavours. Most people who consume the powder prefer taking it alongside tea, smoothies, soup, or a spoonful of honey. In the Himalayas, where the shatavari is cultivated in large scale. The plant is referred to as the ‘queen of herbs’. This is because of the numerous applications the herbal plant has, including its impact on love and affection. The term Shatavari is a collection of two Sanskrit terms, ‘shat’ and ‘vari’. The former means 100 while the latter means husband or spouse. In whole, the term shatavari means, she who has 100 husbands. Natives in ancient Asia believed that women who took shatavari powder had the strength and vigor to hold up to 100 men. It was associated with boosting general body strength and vitality.
The tuberous roots of the climbing shatavari plant thrive in low altitudes, also they can still survive even in high altitudes. The plant can only grow up to a maximum of 2 meters. The plant prefers warm tropical climates with temperatures ranging from 24°-40 °C. To obtain the fine powder, the roots are washed thoroughly to remove all the dirt from the soil. They are then dried in the sun for ample time after which they are ground. They are then graded based on colour, since they vary in colour, based on geographical location and soil conditions. Rocky soils with good drainage form the ideal growing conditions for shatavari roots, hence the reason the plant thrives in the Himalayas.
The shatavari plant has been in use for well over 2,000 years. A couple of ancient historic Indian and Ayurveda writings have mentioned the tuberous root on various occasions: Rig Veda and Atharva Veda, Sushruta Samhita and Sharngadhara Samhita, among others. Shatavari was especially popular amongst women. They applied the grounded powder from the roots on their bellies. They also ingested the powder with the belief that it nourished their bodies at a time when their bodies and those of their unborn demanded a lot. It was also used quite often by women who had a history of infertility and such complications as preterm births. It was and is still quite popular among breastfeeding mothers as well. Women who had hit menopause also included the powder in their daily routines i.e. food and beverages. Shatavari was also used as a credible food source for both humans and livestock, especially during the dry seasons. In Nepal and Thailand, traditional medicine men used the roots to form herbal concoctions which they prescribed to their fellow villagers. They also used the roots to brew traditional liquor and soup.
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How To Use: 500mg (approx 1/3 teaspoon) once or twice a day as directed by your healthcare practitioner, can be taken with hot or cold water, in warm milk and honey, in juices or directly with honey.
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I used the powder for capsules as much easier to take than a hot infusion. Great product would buy again
Great for women's health
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