Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus)

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Shatavari plants are available for a limited time until our next seasonal seed harvest.

Shatavari, often referred to as the women's tonic or queen of the herbs, is a wispy, ground dwelling perennial herb vine in the asparagus family that is cultivated for it's medicinal root. In Ayurvedic medicine, Shatavari is an historically cultivated for it's purported healing properties and numerous possible benefits. The root is edible raw and has a sweet yet bitter flavor. Shatavari supplements may be found at health food stores in tonic or powdered form.

The Shativari plant is native to Nepal, Sri Lanka, India and the Himalayas, where it has historically grown abundantly in the wild. However, due to it's high demand, Shatavari roots have unfortunately been over-harvested.

Plant Type
Perennial Evergreen Herb

Harvest Season
Year-round

Harvest after 12-14 months of maturity or after seeds have set.

Mature Size
3-6 ft

Soil & Moisture
Deep, rich, sandy or rocky soil with consistent watering and good drainage.

From the tropical jungles of Sri Lanka to the foothills of the Himalayas, Shatavari can be found growing in surprisingly diverse environments. Shatavari is happy growing in humid jungle-like conditions, but can also thrive in arid conditions.

Light Requirements
Full Sun, Part Shade, Shade

Self-Fertile
Yes

Growth Rate
Medium 

Zone Hardiness
Outdoors 8-11; Patio/Greenhouse 4+

Shatavari can take the heat!

Small: 2" Peat Pots
Medium: 4" Coconut Coir Pot
Large: 6" Peat Pot
X-Large: 8-10" Pot 
Citrus: 4x14" Pot

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Shatavari is known for being a quintessential herb for the female reproductive system.  The Ayurveda system believes Shatavari to be nourishing and nurturing to the female organs and body tissues. It's been used for centuries to promote fertility and improve female reproductive health, restore hormonal balance, support breast-feeding and pregnancy, help reduce symptoms of menopause, and even as a natural aphrodisiac.  Shatavari is an adaptogenic herb, meaning that it may help to regulate the body's systems and improve resistance to stress.

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