Shatavari/ Wild asparagus milk made with ayurvedic herb and milk which know to improve the vitality and also women's health
Shatavari milk is made with dried shatavari root which is powdered and milk. Great ayruvedic drink which help to maintain the women's health.
What is Shatavari ?
Shatavari means “a woman who has a hundred husbands”. It is wild asparagus (Asparagus racemosus). Shatavari is a traditional Ayurvedic antispasmodic; an aphrodisiac, demulcent, digestive, diuretic, galactogogue, and is often used for infertility and for women’s health. The root, rhizomes and stem are mainly used.
Shatavari contains natural phytoestrogens and so can be used as an alternative to synthetic HRT(Hormone replacement therapy) by gently and naturally rebalancing estrogen levels. In India it is used as women’s tonic; according ayurveda it increase ojas, means vitality. Ayurvedic practitioners often recommend it for hot flashes, night sweats; vaginal dryness, anxiety and memory loss.
I have seen ladies who are pregnant used to take shatavari kalpa an ayurvedic preparation to increase quantity of breast milk production during later part of pregnancy. Also it is good take some time it is mixed with ghee and taken as shatavari ghee. Or it is taken with milk around ½ teaspoons to 2 teaspoon maximum in a day. Start with low doses then sees how your body reacts then increase the amount. It is better take with milk rather than water. Read from more here.
Earlier, I was planning to make Shatavari kalpa which is a preparation made with Shatavari root and sugar, however the amount of sugar going to the recipe scared hell out me. Yes for 50 g Shatavari root we need 250g of sugar. So drop the idea of making it immediately. Then decide to make Shatavari milk, I made with ½ teaspoon of Shatavari powder to 1 cup of milk. . Taste is good; I didn’t add any sweetener here too.
It is really helpful herb for women’s health; since it is natural there is no side effect. As it is mentioned by Ayurvedic medicine, it will be good for health so there is no harm in trying them. Here comes the recipe.
- ½ teaspoon shatavari root powder
- 1 cup of boiled milk I used 2%
- Powder the shatavari root in coffee grinder.
- Boil milk in a sauce pot. To this add shatavari powder and mix well.
- Enjoy while it is warm. Increase the amount of shavatari root powder amount as you much you can tolerate.
This is Swathi ( Dr. Ambujom Saraswathy Ph.D) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.