Used in India as a best-known and most often-used herb for women. Supports normal function of the female reproductive system. Supports normal hormone utilization and normal blood hormone levels. Supports normal function of the immune and digestive system. Considered a soothing cooling "tonic herb" in traditional healthcare. In the traditional Indian system of healthcare Ayurveda Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) is history's main herb for female support. It supports healthy and normal blood flow through the reproductive system and it also supports normal hormone utililization and blood hormone levels. . In Sanskrit Shatavari means "she who possesses a hundred husbands" implying its ability to help support fertility and vitality. It's principal constituents include saponins alkaloids proteins and tannins. The plant contains triterpene saponins called Sharavarin I-IV which support the body's own natural production of estrogen. . Shatavari has enjoyed a rich and varied history of use through the centuries. Shatavari tubers were once candied and eaten as a sweetmeat. Nursing mothers ate Shatavari because it supported the normal production of breast milk. Some cultures drank fresh juice of the root mixed with honey. Still others used it topically in medicinal oils for its soothing and cooling properties.