Shatavari has been an important tool in the practice of Ayurvedic medicine, or the traditional medicinal practices of India and has been used for centuries in its practice. Shatavari, a relative of the commonly recognized asparagus, is believed to be highly nutritious and beneficial for both men and women. Shatavari is native to India and exhibits uniform needles along its stalk and bears white flowers that turn to purple berries as the plant ages. The name 'shatavari' literally translates to 'she who possesses 100 husbands,' paying homage to the believed reproductive benefits of the herb. Studies conducted on the use of shatavari show promising results and more research continues to be done.
Shatavari is also known as; Aheruballi, Asparagus, Asparagus Root, Asperge des Indes, Asperge Indienne, Asperge Sauvage, Asperges Racemosus, Chatavali, Espárrago Racemosus, Espárragos Racemosus, Indian Asparagus, Inli-chedi, Kairuwa, Majjigegadde, Narbodh, Norkanto, Philli-gaddalu, Satavari, Satawar, Satawari, Satmooli, Satmuli, Shatamuli, Shatavari, Shatmuli, Shimaishadavari, Sitawari, Toala-gaddalu, Wild Asparagus.