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Shatavari tablets, certified organic

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Product Description

Rejuvenation for Vata and Pitta*
500 mg tablets, 90 per bottle 

  • Maintains a healthy female reproductive system*
  • Supports healthy lactation*
  • Supports fertility and a healthy libido*
  • Nourishing tonic for women and men*

Common Usage: 
Used to support the proper function of the female reproductive system, healthy lactation, digestion, the immune system and male virility.*


Possible Contraindications:
High ama, excessive mucus 


Suggested Use:
Take 1-2 tablets, once or twice daily, or as directed by your health practitioner. 

Commentary:
Shatavari is a rejuvenating herb that cools the body and strengthens and nourishes the tissues. Traditionally used to maintain the healthy production of female hormones, Shatavari may be translated as “100 spouses,” implying its role in promoting fertility and vitality. As a nutritive tonic it encourages the healthy production of milk in lactating mothers and the healthy production of semen in would be fathers. It is also useful for supporting the menopausal transition. Shatavari supports a healthy immune system and assists in both physical and mental digestion. Its unctuous quality soothes and nurtures membranes of the lungs, stomach, kidneys and reproductive organs, and gives it a building nature that makes it a great support for anyone looking for a nourishing grounding effect. It’s bitter and sweet taste also has a cooling effect on the system. These combined qualities make it a rasayana (rejunvinative) for the reproductive system, the digestive system (particularly when pitta is involved), and the blood. Sattvic (pure, harmonious) in nature, Shatavari calms the mind and promotes love and devotion.*

Additional Benefits of Shatavari:

  • Supports healthy peristalsis of normally functioning bowels
  • Moisturizing support for the respiratory tract
  • Bolsters the immune system
  • Antioxidant properties

Read our in-depth article on Shatavari to learn more.


Notes:
For a healthy female reproductive system, may be used in conjunction with Women’s Support*
For proper function of the male reproductive system, consider Men’s Support*
Shatavari is also available in powder form 

Ayurvedic Energetics:

  • Rasa (taste): sweet, bitter
  • Virya (action): cooling
  • Vipaka (post-digestive effect): sweet
  • Doshas (constitutions): Balancing for vata and pitta, may aggravate kapha in excess

Supplement Facts:
Serving size: 1 tablet
Servings per container: 90
Each 500 mg tablet contains: Shatavari root (Asparagus racemosus)**.

**Certified Organic

Other ingredients, from natural sources: organic maltodextrin, silicon dioxide. Free of gluten, soy and dairy. 100% vegetarian.

Banyan Botanicals contain no animal products and are suitable for vegetarians.

Side Effects
Shatavari is commonly used and well tolerated in traditional use, and though research on shatavari is still sparse, no significant adverse effects have been reported.

Contraindications
Shatavari is part of the asparagus family, and should therefore be avoided by anyone with an allergy to asparagus.
Asparagus can have a diuretic effect, and therefore, some theoretically believe that shatavari should be used with caution in people taking diuretic medications.

According to Ayurveda, one should avoid Shatavari if there is the presence of excess kapha, congestion and ama.

In the West, the exact role of phytoestrogens is still under investigation, and people with estrogen sensitivities, including estrogen sensitive tumors, are advised to use caution with foods and herbs containing phytoestrogens, which would include Shatavari.
Always consult your health care practitioner if you have questions related to your particular condition.

Who’s Your Source?
When choosing a supplier of Shatavari, it is important to consider a variety of questions, which will give you an understanding of the quality of your supplement. The conditions under which the herb was grown, harvested, and brought to you impacts the essence of the herb and the potential effect it has on your body, as well as the health of the environment, and the well-being of all those involved in bringing you the herbs, particularly the farmers. When you make an investment in your health, choose products from companies whose values are in alignment with your own. Here are some possible questions to consider.

    • Is your supplement supplier able to trace the herbs back to the fields where they were grown?
      Knowing where your herbs originated allows the supplier to check on the farms for quality control, and gives a record of each process the herbs went through before arriving in your hands.
      Banyan procures herbs from suppliers that keep a record of the herb’s journey, following it back to the actual fields where it was grown.

    • Are the plants harvested sustainably?
      In gathering the herbs, all companies have a choice. They can harvest herbs that were grown on private farms, where supply and demand is accounted for, and sustainability is managed; or, they can find the herbs growing in their natural environment and harvest them in a way that is within legal regulations, though not always refreshing the supply with new crops; or they can take them illegally from natural habitats, which severely threatens long-term sustainability.
      In order to protect sustainability and the long term existence of these precious plants, Banyan sources Shatavari that has been cultivated on privately owned farms.
    • Is the farmer’s well-being looked after?
      As a crucial part of the supply chain, the farmer’s needs must be taken into account when sourcing herbs. Without this assurance, farmers look for alternate means of sustaining themselves, including short-cuts in farming, unnatural methods of improving yields, or sometimes, quitting the farming lifestyle altogether.
      Banyan strongly believes in making sure the farmers are cared for as part of the supply chain. As such, the farms we source from are monitored for adherence with fair-trade principles.
  • Are the herbs certified organic?
    Organic has become a commonly used term today, often losing its true meaning. Organic certification ensures that the farms from which the herbs are sourced are actually following organic principles, as they are inspected for this. As Banyan sources its Shatavari from private farms which are certified organic, we are able to ensure that your herbs have not been treated with pesticides or other harmful chemicals. Banyan’s Shatavari is USDA certified organic.