Shatavari is a galactagogue used to promote healthy breast milk supply, as well as a powerful adaptogenic herb that helps to soothe nervous tension and combat emotional stress.
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Breastfeeding mothers often turn to Shatavari because of its ability to support a healthy breast milk supply and volume. Frequently recommended by lactation consultations alongside other galactagogue herbs, research has also supported Shatavari’s galactagogue activity helping to increase milk supply as well as to support healthy infant weight gain. Studies have shown that Shatavari may help to support milk production through increasing the production of prolactin – a hormone in the body responsible for breast milk – while phytoestrogens within Shatavari may also play a role.
Alongside its ability to support milk supply, Shatavari’s adaptogenic properties make “the Queen of herbs” a number one choice for new and busy mums. Helping the body adapt better to stress, Shatavari can help to reduce nervous tension as well as promote balanced mood and a sense of calm.
Research and studies
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Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease
Plant profile, phytochemistry and pharmacology of Asparagus racemosus (Shatavari): A review
Journal of Pharmacy Practice
Use of herbals as galactagogues
Postpartum use of Shavari Bar® improves breast milk output: a double-blind, prospective, randomized, controlled clinical study
The Ochsner Journal
A review of herbal and pharmaceutical galactagogues for breast-feeding
Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy