Shatavari Root

Asparagus racemosus
Shatavari Root

Common Name

Standardized: shatavari

Botanical Name

Asparagus racemosus Willd.
Plant Family: Liliaceae


Shatavari is a traditional Ayurvedic herb, related to asparagus, and considered to be one of the most important herbs in the Ayurvedic tradition for women's health.

Parts Used

The root, rhizomes and stem.

Typical Preparations

As an infusion or a tincture. The fresh root is often candied or made into preserves to give it a sugary sweet flavor.


Shatavari is highly regarded as an herb for women's health and it is the most important herb in Ayurvedic medicine to support fecundity. The name Shatavari is from an Indian word meaning "a woman who has a hundred husbands".

Health Benefits of Shatavari
  • Antioxidant
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Immunity
  • Cough
  • Diarrhea
  • Diuretic
  • Ulcers
  • Kidney stones
  • Blood sugar
  • Anti-aging
  • Depression


Specific: No known precautions.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

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