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What are the benefits of Shatavari?

Shatavari root powder on a spoon beside bowl of shatavari powder.

Worlds Best hormonal balancing herb for women. Shatavari is known as the "queen of herbs" in Ayurvedic medicine and for good reason. Shatavari comes from the asparagus family and is scientifically known as asparagus racemosus.

Ayurveda is a natural medicinal practice that traditionally came from India and originated over 3000 years ago. The term Ayurveda means 'knowledge of life' and is the practice of balancing physical, emotional and spiritual purposes in alignment with the universe.

This herb is considered the most important herb for women in the Ayurvedic herbal apothecary.

Shatavari when translated means 'she who possesses 100 husbands' and this name is fitting for the wonderful benefits it has for women's fertility.

Shatavari is known as a gift bestowed upon us by mother earth and supports women through every stage of their life, as it remedies many conditions in females ranging from young, middle-aged and elderly, assisting in a graceful transition through life's natural phases.

Shatavari contains phytoestrogens that bind to the estradiol receptor (phytoestrogens are plant compounds that are structurally or functionally similar to ovarian or placental estrogen). Shatavari largely constitutes  steroidal saponins that suggests its use as an estrogen regulator. 

More simply, this means the herb shatavari is beneficial in supporting:

For the girlies new to womanhood-

(or those like me who just took forever to have a "normal" period"), Shatavari assists in regulating your cycle - managing excessive bleeding or on the flip side, scanty bleeding; also encourages healthy breast growth.

For most of us lovely ladies:

Experiencing PMS, cramps, bloating or fluid retention - Shatavari is here to help, reducing mood swings and relieving those cramps we know all too well.

The disappointment I used endure knowing my period was coming or worse.. getting in unexpectedly, brought negative feelings around being a female, knowing to expect heavy periods and extreme cramping; and the relief I now feel is unmatched. Shatavari has changed my life.

For the Mama's to be:

Shatavari assists in strengthening the female organs and is perfect for trying to conceive. Increasing fertility, your quality of eggs and labido. "She who possesses 100 husbands".

And once little one has arrived, Shatavari is a known galactagogue, supporting healthy levels of breast milk production.

For our Menopausal babes:

Shatavari helps gracefully, the maturation of eggs into follicles. While its cooling effects help to deal with hot flashes caused during menopause. Shatavari is beneficial for women's psychological and physical health, easing symptoms of menopause and promoting strength and long life.


Shatavari has so many benefits outside of being a totally awesome hormone balancing herb.

Shatavari is a great source of phytochemicals- phytochemicals are plant chemicals that promote good health. Loaded with antioxidants, vitamin A, abscorbic acid and so many various minerals present in shatavari roots, such as copper, magnesium, zinc, calcium, manganese, selenium and potassium. 

Along with support and improvement of:

  • Stamina
  • Energy
  • Endurance
  • Metabolism
  • Immunity
  •  anti-depressant 

Shatavari contains essential fatty acids such as gamma-linolenic acid -gamma-linolenic acid is beneficial for treatment of arthritis, heart disease and depression.

So that's a little background on shatavari and why we chose to use it on our delicious Her Chocolate. Hoping our dear reader feels a deeper understanding of shatavari!

Bare Self Team xx.Bare Self Her Chocolate, Rose Delight, Salted Caramel, healthy vegan chocolate for women.

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