In Ayurveda Shatavari is a rejuvenating herb that cools the body and strengthens the tissues. Traditionally it is used to maintain the female reproductive system. As a nutritive tonic, it encourages the healthy production of milk in lactating mothers and the healthy production of semen in men. It is also useful for supporting women over 50 years of age. Shatavari also supports a healthy immune system and assists in digestion. Its unctuous quality soothes and nurtures membranes of the lungs, stomach, kidneys and reproductive organs.