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Shatavari
4oz Organic herbal powder; Item #79Asparagus racemosus
Shatavari means '100 husbands', testifying to its use as a female aphrodisiac. It is a cooling, nourishing, and sweet herb that restores fluids.

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Ayurveda Lifestyle Shatavari
Rejuvenative for Vata & Pitta that promotes vitality and strength*
  • Maintains healthy female reproductive system*
  • Removes excess Pitta*
  • Soothes inflammations*
  • Supports digestion and immunity*
Ayurvedic Energetics:
  • Rasa (taste): sweet, bitter
  • Virya (action): cooling
  • Vipaka (post-digestive effect): sweet
  • Doshas (constitutions): Balancing for Vata and Pitta, may aggravate Kapha in excess
Herbal Actions:
alterative, analgesic, antibilious, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, astringent, calmative, demulcent, diuretic, galactogogue, nervine, nutritive, refrigerant, rejuvenative, stomachic

Traditional Uses:
infertility, sexual debility, amenorrhea, inflammations, heartburn, bladder infections, hot flashes, menopause*

Possible Contraindications:
High ama, excessive mucus

Suggested Use:
Take 1/4tsp twice daily or as directed by your health practitioner.

Commentary:
Shatavari is a rejuvenating herb that cools the body and strengthens and nourishes the tissues. It may be taken by both women and men to remove excess Vata and Pitta from the system and to support the proper function of the reproductive organs. Traditionally used to stimulate the production of female hormones, Shatavari may be translated as "100 spouses," implying its ability to increase fertility and vitality. It encourages the production of milk in lactating mothers, and is also useful during menopause and for women who have had hysterectomies. Shatavari serves to build immunity, improve the intellect, stimulate digestion, and enhance strength and energy. It helps remove toxins from the blood and supports the proper function of the liver. Shatavari also acts to soothe, protect and nurture inflamed membranes of the lungs, stomach, kidneys and reproductive organs*.

4oz is approximately one month's supply.

SUGGESTED USE

1/4-1/2 tsp 2x/daily with warm water or as directed by your practitioner.
How should I take my herbs?
Follow these guidelines
This product contains loose herbal powder for the freshest and most potent results. An organic cotton tea bag will be provided with your order to strain your herbs for enjoyable drinking. Your order will contain about 60 servings, 1/2 teaspoon each.

MEDICINAL QUALITIES

INCREASES
Digestive Effects Help

Increases These Qualities (Gunas)

Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main states (gunas). Aggravating these characteristics weakens your body and causes imbalance. By knowing which states are habitually imbalanced in your body, you will be able to identify and correct imbalances before you get sick. Every state has an opposite which balances it (i.e. hot balances cold). You restore balance by favoring diet and lifestyle choices that increase the opposite state.

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HEAVY

Heavy ABOUT HEAVY GUNA

Heavy is identified by sedation, sluggishness, or increased weight.

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COLD

Cold ABOUT COLD GUNA

Cold refers to anything that reduces body temperature, metabolism, and blood flow.

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TASTES
Digestive Effects Help

The 6 Tastes

Taste is used to sense the most basic properties and effects of food. Each taste has a specific medicinal effect on your body. Cravings for food with certain tastes indicate your body is craving specific medicinal results from food. Taste is experienced on the tongue and represents your body's reaction to foods. Sweet taste causes physical satisfaction and attraction whereas bitter taste causes discomfort and aversion. Kapha should use less sweet taste while Vata and Pitta would benefit from using more sweet taste. One of the first signs of illness is that your taste and appetite for food changes. The six tastes are sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent. Do you crave foods with any of the tastes below?

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SWEET

Sweet ABOUT SWEET GUNA

Sweet refers to anything builds tissue, including macronutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats.

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BITTER

Bitter ABOUT BITTER GUNA

Bitter is disagreeable and stimulating rejection, and a strong taste often associated with black coffee, dark chocolate, and most salad greens.

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DOSHAS
Digestive Effects Help

The Three Doshas / Body Types

People tend to get sick, over and over again, due to similar causes and habitual imbalances that are unique to the person. Your body type summarizes this tendency, showing you the 'type' of conditions and imbalances that frequently challenge your health & wellness. Using body type, you can also identify remedies likely to improve your strength and resiliency. Your body type identifies physical and mental characteristics as well as your personal strengths and weaknesses. The calculation of your body type is based on your medical history.

The 3 functional body types (doshas), are Catabolic (Vata), Metabolic (Pitta), and Anabolic (Kapha). Catabolic individuals tend to break down body mass into energy. Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy. Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass. Catabolic people tend to be easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry. Metabolic people tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed. Anabolic people are heavy, stable and grounded, but if they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion.

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PACIFIESAGGRAVATES
Vata pacifyingPitta pacifyingKapha aggravating
HAS THE FOLLOWING
EFFECT
Ojas

OJAS

Ojas is the essence of healthy tissue, immunity, stable energy and happiness. Substances that improve ojas are recommended after lon-term illness, debility, emotional and physical trauma, and even sadness.

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TYPE Roots
ELEMENT
Earth

EARTH

Resembles earth (prithvi) in quality - heavy, dense, solid, stable, hard.

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Water

WATER

Resembles water (ap) in quality - fluid, sticky, soft, heavy, stable, cool.

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SUBTASTE
Bland

BLAND

Bland means doesn't have much taste. In Chinese medicine, bland taste refers to afood without little macronutrients, such as cabbage, radish or bok choy.

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COLOR White
NOURISHES
Reproductive

REPRODUCTIVE

Reproductive tissue (Shukra/Artava Dhatu) includes male and female reproductive organs.

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MOVES ENERGY
Downward

DOWNWARD

Downward-moving (Adho Gati Marga) substances move food downward in the GI tract, settle the nervous system, and relax muscles.

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Inward

INWARD

Inward moving substances promote introspection, self reflection, stillness, or slow the system down.

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MEDICINAL PROPERTIES

Experiences are Personal
Experiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary. The list of actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
Digestion
Antacid

ANTACID

Herbs that neutralize acidity in the gastrointestinal tract, the stomach in particular.

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Energy Vitality Strength
Nutritive

NUTRITIVE

An herb that is strengthening and nourishing.

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Tonic

TONIC

A tonic herb strengthens tissue, often restoring healthy function. Tonics usually target a specific organ, tissue, or system ie: brain, muscle or respiratory tonic.

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Heart & Circulation
Calms heart

CALMS-HEART

An herb that literally calms the heart. These herbs are helpful in the treatment of anxiety, sadness, depression, or other emotional imbalances in the heart. Related to the Chinese Herbal Category 'calms spirit.'

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Refrigerant

REFRIGERANT

An herb or substance that strongly cools the body. Can be helpful in cases of heat conditions.

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Immune System
Anti Inflammatory

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY

Reduces inflammation in the body. Different herbs and carriers target different body systems.

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Antimicrobial

ANTIMICROBIAL

An agent that kills microorganisms or inhibits their growth. Antimicrobial is an umbrella term that can be broken down into specific categories of target microorganism, such as anti-bacterials, fungals, and virals.

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Mind, Stress & Sleep
Grounding

GROUNDING

Encourages feelings of stability and heaviness. Makes you feel settled, mentally relaxed. Mildly sedates the nervous system to ease stress. Can bring a spacey or anxious person back to earth.

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Relaxes solar plexus

RELAXES-SOLAR-PLEXUS

Soothes and comforts the muscles of the upper abdomen, reducing any tension or pressure in the solar plexus area.

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Reproductive Health
Aphrodisiac

APHRODISIAC

Herbs that increase sexual arousal through various actions including increased circulation, relaxation, stimulation, or tonics that strengthen glandular health.

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Galactagogue

GALACTAGOGUE

Increases production of breast milk.

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Women's Health
Uterine Tonic

UTERINE-TONIC

An herb that tonifies and strengthens the uterus. Helpful for menstrual difficulties and fertility. Often herbs that increase ojas, but also circulation to reproductive system.

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Bowel-Poop-Elimination
Relieves burning

RELIEVES-BURNING

Herbs that soothe a burn or reduce an internal burning sensation, such as aloe vera.

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Product Reviews for Shatavari

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I love this stuff! I'm a Pitta-Vata mix and this is very soothing for me. I didn't like the taste at first but now I've come to really enjoy it. Do not use cool water; it should definitely be warm (I made that mistake). I use a mini whisk to stir and it gets a little frothy. Great for cooling the body!

- Christina, Syracuse, NY, 04-15-15 (Reply)
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