Wild asparagus, also referred to as “The Flying Herb” or Chinese asparagus, is a plant that originated in the Mediterranean. It usually grows in the mountainous regions and is a popular herb in Korean and Chinese traditional medicine.
It is also treasured as one of the most potent herbs for spiritual development and growth.
Moreover, it is thought that “The Flying Herb” helps one fly through the universe at night, achieving lucid dreams.
For many centuries, it has been cherished by monks, shamans, and yogis for its powerful heart chakra (Anahata) opening effects.
Taoists also claim that by consuming Chinese asparagus a person gains the capacity to rise above things that are mundane.
The nourishing properties of shatavari are used traditionally to support a number of systems and functions in the body:
- Promotes a healthy reproductive system
- Gently soothes the digestive tract
- Soothes and supports the respiratory tract
- Promotes healthy energy levels and strength
- Supports the immune system
- Contains naturally-occurring antioxidants
Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) has been used for centuries in Ayurveda to support the female reproductive system, and as a support for the digestive system, especially in cases of excess pitta. Sometimes spelled “shatawari,” its name is translated as “having one hundred roots” and also referred to as meaning “having one hundred husbands.”
Shatavari’s name gives reference to its traditional use as a rejuvenative tonic to help women gracefully transition through various phases of life, including menopause and beyond. However, people of all ages and genders can also benefit from shatavari.