Shatavari for Female Health

shataShatavari is perhaps the most powerful, effective and well-known herb used in Ayurveda when treating female health issues.Even the name says it all; “one who possesses 100 husbands”.  It is said that a women who takes this herb will have the beauty and strength to acquire 100 husbands.

Through the eyes of Ayurveda, Shatavari is one of the best options for reducing Pitta, soothing Vata, calming the mind and rejuvenating the body (especially the female reproductive system!).


Health Benefits of Shatavari Root:

  • Balances hormones
  • Regulates the menstrual cycle
  • Increases fertility
  • Increases libido
  • Decreases menopausal symptoms
  • Balances mood swings
  • Reduces irritability
  • Calms and strengthens the nervous system
  • Relieves menstrual cramping
  • Regulates healthy estrogen levels
  • Anti-aging
  • Increases strength and rejuvenation
  • Increases immunity
  • Promotes healthy lactation
  • Prevents miscarriage
  • Reduces dryness in the body
  • Soothes migraines
  • Reduces hyperacidity and heartburn
  • Heals stomach ulcers

So as you can see, Shatavari is a wonderful female companion at any stage of life.  Here is a simple way to get Shatavari in your daily routine:

Shatavari Milk:

  • 1 cup organic, whole milk (substitute with almond milk)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp of Shatavari Root powder
  • Pinch of ginger powder
  • 1 Tbsp. of honey


In a small pot, heat the milk and water to a low boil.  Add the Shatavari and ginger powder.  Continue to heat on low, partially covered, until the liquid is reduced to half (one cup will remain).  Let the milk cool to a drinkable temperature (about 110 degrees), and then add the honey to taste.  Drink this every night before bedtime for hormonal regulation, rejuvenation, and overall female health.

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