Shatavari: Health Tonic for Women
Shatavari or the Asparagus root is one of the most important herbs in Ayurvedic medicine dealing with problems connected to women's fertility.
This rhizome is a soothing tonic that acts mainly on the circulatory, digestive, respiratory and female reproductive organs. Shatavari is highly regarded as a woman's rasayana or rejuvenative. Women of Vata or Pitta doshas need extra support to help maintain the balance of their reproductive system.
Each vegetarian capsule contains 600mg Shatavari(Asparagus Recemosus). See label for more details.
Shatavari helps in balancing both Vata (for relaxing) and Pitta (for rejuvenating).
Besides being an excellent health tonic for women, Shatavari has a number of other benefits,
- Supports fertility and normal function of the female reproductive system*
- Helps in normal production of breast milk*
- Supports normal menstruation and menopause*
- Promotes normal function of the digestive system and immune system*
No side effects have been reported.
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