Shatavari means "who possesses a hundred husbands" or "Acceptable to many" indicated that this herb is highly effective in problems related with female. Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) is mentioned in Charak Samhita, Susruta Samhita, Astanga Samgraha & Kashyap Samhita for preventing and treating various health disorders. It is also called as Shatawari, Satmuli, Shatamulli, Asparagus, Satawari, Bahusuta, Atisara, Kurilo and Satawar.
It is called 'Queen of Herbs' because it is important in all stages of female health.
• In female child, its nutritive property helps in increasing strength.
• In adult female, it strengthens and nourishes female reproductive organs.
• In lactating mothers, it improves quality and quantity of milk.
• In old lady, it is one of the best source of protein.
Further, in Ayurvedic texts along with its use as a female tonic, several other benefits are mentioned for e.g.
• It is mentioned as medhya-the plants which increase intelligence and promote learning and memory, by increasing overall nourishment.
• It is one of the best rasayana, the rejuvenator herbs which improves health by increasing immunity, vitality and resistance, imparting longevity as well as protection against stress.
• This herb is also mentioned as balya means a strength promoter, stanya - a galactogogue and jeevaniya - an erythropoetic.
• The tuber of Shatavari is used in indigenous medicine as a tonic, for improving appetite and increasing the secretion of milk in lactating women.
• It also has the properties of aphrodisiac, diuretic and sedative.
• Prescribed for treating cases of nervous breakdown and menstural trouble