Turn your home into a magical place of power - with Shatavari.
Shatavari is one of the best-known plants in Ayurvedic herbal medicine. In Latin the plant is called Asparagus racemosus. You have a desire to have children, have menstrual problems or are going through the menopause - it is worth trying this unique root! But first things first. Not only does Shatavari sound beautiful (perhaps like a pretty woman's name), but it also means "who has over 100 men". This is an indication of the rejuvenating effect of female reproductive organs.
In Ayurveda, the fine roots and sometimes also the leaves of this wild asparagus are used as a remedy and tonic. Shatavari is primarily used in women and men to strengthen sexuality. In women to support fertility (the positive effects on the reproductive tissue are known) as well as during pregnancy, to increase libido and for menopausal symptoms or to alleviate premenstrual syndrome (PMS). In men, Shatavari is used for indications such as impotence, sexual weakness or inflammation in the genital area.
AYURVEDA: Shatavari for your bio-energy balance
Shatavari can have a positive effect on people with increased Vata or Pitta. It strengthens Kapha dosha and helps reduce Vata and Pitta.
The unstable Vata dosha can benefit from the anxiolytic and nerve-calming effect. It can also be used for sleep problems. Shatavari is good for body and mind and brings healing energy and balance.
Not only the mind but also the intestines can be calmed as shatavari is used to protect the mucous membrane. The correct intake of Shatavari promises to help with heartburn.
Shatavari Moon Milk - the Ayurvedic bedtime milk
As the name suggests, Moon Milk is made with milk. Cow's milk (exclusively milk of the best, most natural quality) is said to have a strengthening and vitalizing effect in Ayurveda. It calms our organism, stimulates our appetite and balances the Doshas Vata and Pitta. For the milk to be effective, it must be warm. In the best case, the milk should be boiled several times with spices.
With the Moon Milk - moon milk - we use the Shatavari in addition to warming spices, because we want to use the balancing effect for ourselves. Alternatively, we can also use Reishi or Tulsi.
- 250ml best cow or plant milk
- 1 tsp Shatavari powder
- 1 tsp cocoa powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
Simply heat the milk, add the powder and stir in - enjoy.
The Moon Milk can be refined to taste. Some cane sugar, lavender or cardamom are popular extras.
Beauty recipe: "Shatavari - smoothing and regenerating face mask"
The Shatavari face mask is said to have a particularly regenerating effect.
- 2 tbsp ghee (from an organic store)
- 1 tbsp Shatavari powder
- 1 tablespoon Ghassoul - Moroccan lava soil
First, melt 2 tablespoons of ghee (from the organic shop) in a water bath. Then add 1 tbsp Shatavari powder or Churna and 1 tbsp Ghassoul - Moroccan lava earth. Stir these ingredients together until you get a thick paste. Then apply this paste to your face. 20 minutes later remove the paste with a warm cloth. The skin now feels smooth and regenerated.