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Shatavari is best known for its wondrous effects as an aphrodisiac. However, there are several benefits of this root that extend beyond the female and male reproductive system. Let’s take a look at how Shatavari is good for the entire body.
An aggravated pitta can cause the digestive tract to overheat, leading to hyperacidity and peptic ulcers. Shatavari’s soothes the stomach by coating the mucous membranes and also helping the intestines cope with the excess acids being produced.
With the amount of pollution in our environment, our lungs tend to become dry and overheated. A decoction of shatavari, licorice, vasaka, and a little neem is great at moistening the lungs and pacifying the excess pitta in them.
Excess Vata in the majja dhatu (nervous system) causes the prana (life flow) to become irregular and erratic. This leads to disruptions in the mind that can be calmed by shatavari. It is also believed that shatavari’s influence in the nervous system stimulates the feelings of love and devotion.
55 gm shatavari powder
220 gm ghee
900 gm water
Combine the shatavari and water in a pan and boil till the water has reduced to 220 gm.
Strain this mixture through a fine strainer till the shatavari is separated from the water.
Combine the ghee and the shatavari infused water. Boil till no water remains.
Cool the ghee and store in an airtight container.
Mix 1 teaspoon of this ghee in hot water and have it every day to enjoy the benefits of this versatile root!
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