A healthy sex life is linked to better mood, and shatavari’s ability to keep hormones balanced, as well as increase the sensitivity, integrity and lubrication of a woman’s tissues has earned the herb its reputation as a major enhancer of pleasure.
Concerns over one’s fertility can have a major impact upon a woman’s life, as well. The tonic effects of shatavari help nourish and strengthen the uterus for both healthy conception and pregnancy. Once the baby is home, a woman’s fluctuating hormone levels and a sense of being overwhelmed can strain both her mood balance and mental health. Once again shatavari lends its help in rebalancing new-mom hormones and promoting healthy milk production, easing concerns for those nursing.
Menopause, and the years leading up to it, bring a shifting hormonal landscape that shatavari can help a woman navigate with grace. Its ability to regulate estrogen levels can help reduce hot flashes and restore libido, and its cooling moisture helps replenish dry skin and vaginal tissues. Shatavari can also help strengthen the body and increase vitality, tools invaluable to women looking forward to remaining active through the coming years.
Adaptogenic Properties for Balanced Health
For those whose stress tends to manifest in stomach issues, shatavari can help there, too. Ever notice how hard it is to feel calm or focused when your stomach hurts? Shatavari can ease stomach cramps and its demulcent properties can help soothe sore, ‘hot’ mucus membranes.
Adaptogens, with their ability to balance and regulate the connections between the brain, nervous system and hormones, can give a powerful boost to our mental health. When stress hormones (like cortisol) are regulated, the body is able to maintain the health of nerve cells, conferring a much-needed resilience to the entire nervous system.
Shatavari shines as an adaptogen with a special affinity for the needs of women, helping ensure a more harmonious relationship with their hormones, bringing strong nourishment to the whole reproductive system throughout life. Caring for your mental health can feel pretty daunting, sometimes. When hormonal ‘storms’ are quieted, and the nervous system is supported by herbal tonics like shatavari, the outlook can be much brighter.