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Shatavari Powder Organic

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Asparagus racemosus
plant overview

Shatavari is a member of the Liliaceae family, which includes ornamental plants like lilies and tulips, as well as herbs and vegetables, such as aloe vera, garlic, onion and asparagus. In fact, this native to the Indian subcontinent is also known as Indian Asparagus. In Ayurveda, it is an important adaptogenic and general tonic herb with a very long history of use. Its name translates from Sanskrit to “who possesses a hundred husbands or acceptable to many" or simply "100 spouses," in reference to its reputation for enhancing fertility and vitality.

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A Bit of Botany

a bit of botanical information on shatavari

Shatavari is a climbing perennial with pine-like needles and a white, radish-shaped root from which dense clusters of tubers emerge. White flowers appear July through August. Mature plants can grow to 23 feet. nt in the Mediterranean seasoning za’atar. Sumac berry powder can also be used in tea blends, infused in oil for topical use, encapsulated or tinctured, or used to tint cosmetics and textiles.

common names
& nomenclature

Indian asparagus, wild asparagus, buttermilk root, sadavare, satavari, satomul, rajasthan

Cultivation & Harvesting

Considerations for growing and harvesting shatavari

growing and harvesting
Shatavari occurs naturally along streambanks, rocky ledges and in light woodland settings. The plant thrives in shade or partial shade. Although it will do well in moist soil provided there is sufficient drainage, the plant prefers dry, gravelly locations, or rich sandy loam in the garden. Suited to USDA hardiness zones 8-11. Shatavari tubers are harvested in the fall.

The Rest of The Story

In India, the tubers and young shoots of Shatavari, are prepared as a vegetable. In fact, in some regions where the plant occurs naturally, it is regarded as a famine food. However, it is now considered endangered due to over harvesting and deforestation. Our organic Shatavari root powder is responsibly sourced from India.

In Ayurveda, Shatavari root is classified as rasayana, meaning that it counters aging and promotes longevity. It is also Vamana (deters nausea), Jvara (reduces fever), Pachana (aids digestion), Anulomana (improves respiration), Mehahara (supports urinary tract health), Prameha (regulates blood sugar) and Hridaya (promotes heart health).

Where in the World

Shatavari is distributed throughout tropical and subtropical regions of India, Nepal, Pakistan, the Himalayas, Shri Lanka, Australia and Africa.

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