Shatavari is an adaptogenic herb with sweet, bitter, cooling and nourishing properties and well known in Ayurvedic medicine for its effects on female reproductive system.
The word Shatavari literally means “She who possess 100 husbands” referring to the herb’s rejuvenative effect on female reproductive organs.
It is one of the main herb used in Ayurveda for infertility, decreased libido, menopause, PMS and hot flashes. It helps to balance fluids in the dry and balances female hormones Shatavari is also useful for hyperacidity, stomach ulcers, respiratory tract infections.
Shatavari is a rich source of Phyto-estrogens. It supports normal production of breast milk for nursing mothers and relieves menopausal symptoms such a hot flashes. However for its medical use, one should refer to their health care practitioner for possible adverse or allergic reactions.
Here is a recipe for Shatavari Drink that could replace a hot cocoa or chai latte as a beverage.
One cup Purified water
One cup Organic whole milk or almond milk or goat milk (no Soy milk)
One tea spoon Organic Shatavari Powder
¼ tsp Cardamom Powder
½ tsp Cinnamon Powder
Boil water with Sharavari powder, cardamom powder and cinnamon powder. One could also add Chai Masala ( Indian chai spice mix) instead of individual spices. Let the powders steep for 5 minutes. Add milk and let it steep again till the liquid comes to a soft boil.
Add raw sugar or honey if needed.