Shatavari Root Extract (Asparagus racemosus)

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Form: Extract

Where it's from: Africa, Southern Asia and Northern Australia

Benefits of Shatavari Root Extract

  • Energy
  • Mental performance
  • Calm
  • Relieves cramps
  • Relieves bloating
  • Anti-inflammatory

    What is Shatavari Root Extract?

    Shatavari is a herb that has been used in traditional Indian Ayurvedic and aboriginal Australian medicine for thousands of years. A relative of the asparagus, the root of Shatavari has various health benefits, particularly for the female reproductive system and in relieving symptoms of PMS. 

    Shatavari is both an adaptogenic herb and an acclaimed antioxidant. ‘Adaptogenic’ is the name given to plants, herbs and fungi that regulate pathways in the body, increase resistance to stress, and help to increase physical endurance and energy. Studies show Shatavari may help relieve some of the psychological symptoms of PMS, such as anxiety and irritability, helping you to cope calmly with physical and emotional stress.

    PMS can be much more severe than the occasional mood and tummy ache, as many believe it to be. In our research into PMS, we found that 65% of women suffer from anxiety as a result of their PMS symptoms, half of women suffer from depression, and 43% experience insomnia as a result of their PMS. Shockingly, 98% of the women surveyed do not feel productive or confident during their time of the month.

    Antioxidants help combat and neutralise harmful ‘free radicals’ in the body, which, if left unregulated, can cause damage to a range of our bodily systems in a condition known as ‘oxidative stress’. Antioxidants like Shatavari can relieve stress and are studied for helping relieve physical symptoms of PMS such as stomach cramps and bloating. You may also enjoy reading ‘Nutrition for PMS Symptoms’ and ‘What PMS type are you?’.