Benefits and Uses*
Shatavari is a potent and unique ancient species of wild asparagus, and is a wonderful feminine tonic herb.*
Shatavari is an asparagus fern plant which is an ancient Indian tonic herb that nourishes the feminine spirit by supporting the endocrine system and adrenals for healthy hormones.* Shatavari root is cherished as a feminine tonic for beauty and intimacy by supplying herbal constituents that lubricate the skin, lungs, stomach and internal organs.* The herbal potency of Shatavari root fosters calmness, endurance and resistance to stress.*
Shatavari Nurtures Feminine Beauty*
The Latin name for it is ’asparagus racemosus’, or wild asparagus. The name, shatavari, is sometimes translated as “100 spouses” or “she who possesses 100 husbands.”* It is native to India, but can be found in tropical areas of Asia, Australia and Africa.
This Ancient Root is a Holistic Tonic*
Shatavari is deeply nourishing to mind, body, and soul, and contains powerful herbal love.* It is a herb to be cherished by both the individual user of it and the society as a whole.*
Traditionally Used as a Fertility Tonic*
The high amount of saponins in the root make it rejuvenating to hormones and promotes glandular health.* throughout the body and promotes fertility and adrenal health for both women and men.* When we feel tired or fatigued, consistent consumption of Shatavari will restore our zest for living.*
Shatavari is Soothing and Moistening to Tissues*
Shatavari promotes and nourishes the calming, cooling and lung and joint lubricating side of our healthy hormonal metabolism, with an adrenal cooling effect that brings relaxation, happy digestion, and emotional comfort in times of great distress or sadness; lifting the tension from our bodies.*
The Ancient Spirit of the Shatavari Mother*
Shatavari is our great herbal mother, who warms our hearts so we can love ourselves and each other more fully and unconditionally.* She protects us with softness and relaxes us within her arms; helping us to experience compassion and peace.* She is within us all.*
Our Shatavari is slow batched with separate cold extraction and heat activation steps that allow us to produce a rich, bubbly saponin rich gingerbread flavored extraction that is an easy-to-take delight.*
We formulate using a variety of extraction techniques for multi-step potency which include:
- Artisan-formulated for Wholistic Effects and Benefits
- Harvesting at Times of Full Botanical Potency
- All Active Parts of the Root Extracted and Preserved
- Cold Processed Where Appropriate to Preserve Integrity of Fragile Constituents
- Dual Solvent: Water and Alcohol for 99.9% constituent content
- Semi-soluble Polysaccharides Included in Suspension
- Stabilized for Natural Preservation - No Preservatives
- Heat Activated Saponins and Polysaccharides for Easy Digestion and Assimilation
This formulation uses low alcohol, 25% by volume, so that it may be taken every day.
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Shatavari Root (Asparagus racemosus) Organic
- Structured Distilled Water
- Triple Filtered USP Grade Organic Alcohol (25% by volume)
Recommended Dosage: 375 – 2,250 milligrams @ 1-3 times a day*
Shatavari Dosage Equation:
The dosage of most tonics work by bodyweight and activity level and dietary factors. The amount of shatavari taken is highly dependent on bodyweight and diet factors such as protein consumption.
BW + AL + DF
Bodyweight (BW) is the overall weight measured by a bathroom or locker room scale.
Activity level (AL) is a relative unit based on the amount of work accomplished, stress-levels and fitness-intensity.
Diet factors (DF) are based on how much calories and food is taken in, such as protein, fat and carbohydrates.
Estimated Daily Dosage:
BW = 1 dropper per ~60 pounds bodyweight
AL = + 0-1 dropper - 0-1 low/medium, 1-2 medium/high
DF = + 1 dropper for every ~30-60 grams of protein
Example #1: 115lb person (BW = 1-2 droppers) who is doing yoga in a group on a day off (AL = 0 dropper) and eats ~60 grams of protein (DF = 1-2 droppers) would have a functional dosage of ~2-4 droppers daily divided into 1-3 doses across the day.
Example #1 is BW 1-2 + AL 0 + DF 1-2 = ~2-4 droppers
Example #2: 210lb person (BW = 3-4 droppers) who is going for a jog on a day-off (AL = 0-1 dropper) and eats ~90 grams of protein (DF = 1-3 droppers) would have a functional dosage of ~4-8 droppers daily divided into 1-3 doses across the day.
Example #2 is BW 3-4 + AL 0-1 + DF 1-3 = ~4-8 droppers
To find a functional dose, start with a minimum dose of 15 drops to 1 dropper and work up to a functional dose.* Many benefits of tonics come from consistent and continued use over a period of time.*
- 60 1ml droppers in a 2oz (60ml) bottle
- 1ml dropper = ~750 mgs shatavari root extract
- 30 drops in a 1ml dropper
- 1 drop = ~25 mgs shatavari root extract
Suggested Shatavari Cycle:*
- Initial Phase = 30-90 days
- Long Term = ∞
- Optional Cycle-off Period = 14-60 days
Continuous consumption of Shatavari will yield increasing benefits and results over the time consumed; in other words, consistent daily consumption of Shatavari at a functional dosage over the period of suggested time will increase health and wellness benefits.*
After an initial cycle Shatavari may be continued on-and-off for long-term supplementation health benefits or traded-out for another tonic adaptogen superfood.*
How to Take
Shatavari is a versatile and easy-to-take tonic that may be taken with meals or on an empty stomach.*
Take Shatavari before bed to support relaxing and restful sleep so that one may wake up rejuvenated.*
Consume during meditation and emotional supportive times to feel-at-ease with oneself.*
Use during activity that requires breathing and optimal lung function.*
Benefits with tonics take time; taking enough consistently rewards health †
Take as desired: consume on a continuous basis to develop the natural tonic and adaptogenic benefits that build over time.* Some benefits are immediate and some results require consumption over several days and weeks to accomplish.* A good tonic cycle is 45-90 days of a tonic adaptogen which will generate lasting health changes.*
Shake gently: secure the lid and turn the bottle over back-and-forth 3-5 times to evenly distribute the tincture. Do not over-shake as the vigorous mixing of air with the extract will oxidize and damage many of the necessary constituents for required dosage and potency.
By mouth: hold the liquid under the tongue for 60-90 seconds and then swallow the rest of extract; doing so allows digestion to begin in the mouth and will take advantage of the activated multi-step extract so that many of the constituents will bypass digestion and enter the body through the mouth and throat.* Holding the extract also promotes better absorption and assimilation and elicits an immediate effect that is performance oriented*
Mix with water: squirt the drops or entire droppers into 2-4 oz. of water that is under 120*F. Water that is cool to lukewarm temperature is best to preserve the volatile and fragile constituents from being damaged and denatured which will reduce the potency of the extract.* Sip slowly to allow absorption in the mouth and throat.* This method makes it easier to become accustomed to the extract and to take larger doses of several different tinctures at once in a tonic program.*
For maximum potency: regularly consume the tincture within a period of 45 days; after 45 days of continuous consumption the extract may begin to gradually lose potency requiring a larger dosage to achieve similar benefit.* A bottle will generally last 10-30 days depending on dosage and concurrent supplementation programming.*
Further dosage reference: How to Take a Tonic Tincture