|Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus)|
Scientific Name : Asparagus racemosus
Asparagus is a herbaceous perennial plant. It is the most important herb in Ayurvedic medicine. The herb has been highly valued and prescribed to stimulate and strengthen kidney function. Shatavari is traditionally used to support the female organs, prevent sexual debility, help menopausal conditions, stomach ulcers, inflamation and chronic fevers. It is also a primary rejuvenative for pitta. It supports healthy and normal blood flow through the reproductive system. It supports normal hormone utilization and hormone blood levels. Shatavari's antioxidant properties help maintain cell integrity.
Chemical constituents : Shatavari is rich in active constituents such as galactose, arabinose, steroidal glycosides and saponins.
Nutritional value: Asparagus is low in calories, contains no fat or cholesterol, and is very low in sodium. It is a good source of folic acid, potassium, dietary fiber, and rutin.