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Shatavari – Best Women’s Herb

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Shatavari; Best Ayurvedic Herb for Women

By Shankar


More than half of adult women population suffers from hormonal imbalance and disorders like Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), which is also known as Polycystic Ovary Disease (PCOD). Cysts form in the ovaries and cause irregular periods. It is one of the major causes of infertility for women. Women with Polycystic Ovary Disease either have irregular periods or sometimes no period for months because of irregular ovulation.

In Ayurveda, Shatavari is considered the most useful herb for women. It is known as the ‘Queen of Herbs’. In Sanskrit, ‘Shatavari’ means ‘she who possesses a hundred husbands’. It simply means that this herb is capable of supporting fertility and vitality. As a rejuvenative, it helps to clean and nourish the blood and the reproductive organs, and bring natural fertility.

Women who suffer from Polycystic Ovary Disease have less estrogen levels, and also have a small amount of androgen such as testosterone, the male hormone. Shatavari contains estrogen which is very useful for women who have very low estrogen level. The estrogen level goes down with age in women, which in turn, leads to early menopause.

Ayurveda considers Shatavari as ‘the right herb’ for improving fertility in women. It acts as herbal tonic for women. Shatavari is rich in calcium, zinc, minerals, and B-complex vitamins. It is the best herb in Ayurveda for treating all menstrual problems.

Shatavari also effectively increases breast milk and boosts the immune system. Men also can benefit from Shatavari. This herb is used for treating general sexual debility and impotency. Apart from treating the reproductive organs, Shatavari is known for its effectiveness in treating chronic fevers, bronchitis, upper respiratory tract, diarrhea, hyperacidity, and stomach ulcer.

Shatavari has the most medicinal value and as mentioned above, is considered most important in Ayurvedic medicine for women.


Shatavari alone can take care of the following in totality:

1. Infertility

2. Irregular periods

3. Threatened miscarriages

4. Loss of libido

5. Less or no breast milk

6. Hormonal imbalances

7. Menopause related problems

Shatavari also helps in giving relief from the symptoms of menopause such as hot flushes or hot flashes and mood swings. Regular use of Shatavari is prescribed by the Ayurvedic practitioners but before you seriously decide to start with Shatavari, you need to consult them. The herb Shatavari is known to have side effects. Therefore, do not try to be your own doctor and end up with grave health problems.

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