|SHATAVARI - Asparagus racemosus
Traditional use: superior general female tonic, kidney & digestive tonic, rejuvenative, aphrodisiac, calming, nerve tonic
The most important Ayurvedic Rasayana, or long-term tonic and rejuvenative, for the female system, "Shatavari" means "she with 100 husbands", which is how many a woman could keep up with through daily use of this herb!
It is soothing, emollient, and moisturizing, and is used for dry or inflamed tissues throughout the body, especially the kidneys and intestines. It is balancing to the hormones and used for menstrual imbalances, menopausal problems, and for women who have had hysterectomies.
Shatavari is calming to the nerves and mind, and is also used to increase spiritual awareness and compassion. It also has an affinity for Nature, whether used for meditation on gardening, hiking, or related pursuits. It has a deep Yin/feminine energy, and is supportive to the peaceful state of calm strength referred to as Shen in Traditional Chinese Medicine.