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Asparagus Lover

Asparagus officinalis - Can't deny its beauty

Asparagus racemosus (Shatavari roots, an asparagus species found in India, Nepal, the Himalayas and Sri Lanka) has been extensively used by Ayurvedic practitioners for its medicinal value.

It has an affinity for the female reproductive system balancing our hormones during periods, pregnancy, breastfeeding and menopause for instance. Of course men can also benefit from it to support their hormonal and reproductive systems.

It’s also a rejuvenator (meaning it helps us age healthily). Why? Because it aids and improves our digestion (Agni) getting all the nourishment we need from what we eat and drink.

Asparagus racemosus - Shatavari

It’s advisable to consult your herbal or Ayurvedic practitioner who will assess if you actually need it and if so, the different ways of taking it (powder, capsules, tincture) as well as its dose and administration.

In the meantime, why not take advantage of the popular asparagus officinalis, i.e. our well known asparagus shoots which hold similar benefits. Here’s a recipe I LOVE from BBC Good Food. The only suggestion is to add some fresh ginger with the crushed garlic.

Enjoy its benefits especially now in April which is the prime month and high season for Asparagus.


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