The most important Ayurvedic Rasayana, or long-term tonic and rejuvenative, for the female system. It is soothing, emollient, and moisturizing, and is used for dry or inflamed tissues throughout the body, especially the kidneys and intestines.
Shatavari is balancing to the hormones and used for menstrual imbalances, menopausal problems, and for women who have had hysterectomies. It is a very fast remedy for the vaginal dryness that accompanies menopause. It is calming to the nerves and mind, and is also used to increase spiritual awareness and compassion.
As an aphrodisiac, Shatavari tends to be most effective for couples, enhancing the physical act as an expression of deep emotional love and connectedness. Shatavari has a very nurturing and “soul-hugging” energy, and can be used between couples to bring that quality together, or by anyone who is wounded or hurting and needs heart-centered soothing.