Shatavari is an herb that helps lactating mothers by improving prolactin hormone production and ensuring optimum breastfeeding. The herb also assists in post-delivery recovery, helping to overcome fatigue and promoting physical and mental health. Shatavari strengthens the reproductive system in Ayurveda.
It is used in Ayurveda to balance pita and vata, but can increase kapha due to its heavy nature. Its bitter and sweet taste has a cooling effect on the system, and its unctuous (oily), building nature makes it a great support for anyone looking for a nourishing, grounding effect. These combined qualities make it a rasayana rejuvenative for the reproductive system (particularly female), the digestive system (particularly when pita is involved), and the blood.