Shatavariis a plant with a woody stem that sends runners out, has needle like leaves,with small white flowers. If you look closely at the buds before they bloom they look like very thin asparagus, just like their larger relatives that some of us love to eat here in the States.
Shatavari has shown many fertility benefits for both menand women. It has adaptogenic, immuno modulator, diuretic, sexual tonic,galactogogue (promote breast milk flow), demulcent, antibacterial, digestive and antioxidant actions.
This plant has been shown to improve overall fertility with no toxic side effects reported with long term use. Steroidal sapponins called Shatavarins may be responsible for the hormone like effect Shatavari has on reproductive system.