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Ayurvedic Herbs for Women
Shatavari, Asparagus racemosus, is, as the name suggests, a member of the asparagus family. It is the most important herb in Ayurvedic formulas for the female reproductive system. Just as toxic heat is regarded as the most critical problem for the male reproductive system, vata derangements are regarded as troublesome for women. "Wind" causes instability and dryness so moisturing or demulcent herbs are used to improve elasticity, libido, and fertility. It can be used during both puberty and menopause as well as at any time there is a desire to increase sattva. It is suitable for use by men and children as well as women.



Beauty Balm, 4 oz.

Our original beloved "Breast Balm" has been renamed "Beauty Balm". Over the years we have been delighted by the creative uses our customers have come up with for this powerfully nourishing formulation. In addition to self-breast massage, women have reported using it as a skin cream, eye cream, hand cream, lip balm, and a general moisturizer for everything from elbows and knees to cuticles. Basically it"s become the go to balm for anything that’s dry or needs lifted. We felt that with all these multifaceted gifts to offer, it deserved a less limiting name. Have fun with this balm and use it wherever your body can benefit from this heavenly rejuvenating concoction.

Ingredients: Ghee (clarified butter), Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Beeswax, Shatavari root (Asparagus racemosus), Ashwagandha root (Withania somnifera), Vidari Kanda root (Ipomoea digitata), Fennel seed (Foeniculum vulgare), Licorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Rose geranium essential oil.

Banyan Botanicals, $



Breast Balm

Breast Balm, 4 oz.

Breast Balm has been renamed Beauty Balm.

Ingredients: See Beauty Balm

Banyan Botanicals, $



Breast Care Balm, 4 oz.

Regular breast massage is an important preventative practice for any woman actively caring for her long-term health. Self-massage is an ideal way to be familiar with your breasts and recognize any changes as they occur. In addition, massage stimulates the lymphatic system and improves circulation, helping to facilitate the release of any stagnation. This new formulation was born out of the request from a thriving women"s health clinic that wanted a tridoshic breast balm that could be used by all types of women in support of regular breast self-examination. Transform this healthy practice into a delightful gift to yourself offered with the love and respect that every woman deserves. This formulation is less building and more soothing and comforting than our original Breast Balm (now Beauty Balm) and is well suited for women that may be experiencing fibrocystic breast changes and the associated pain, tenderness and lumpiness.

Ingredients: Castor Oil, Sesame Oil, Sunflower Oil, Coconut Oil, Beeswax, Guduchi stem (Tinospora cordifolia), Manjista root (Rubia cordifolia), Tulsi leaf (Ocimum sanctum), Punarnava root (Boerhaavia difusa), Amalaki fruit (Emblica officinalis), Arjuna bark (Terminalia arjuna), Bhumyamalaki herb (Phyllanthus amarus), Licorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Guggulu resin (Commiphora mukul), Palmarosa essential oil. 100% organic.

Banyan Botanicals, $



Female Plus

Female Plus, 60 capsules

This is an Ayurvedic product for women with menopausal mood and energy fluctuations: it works on an emotional as well as physiological basis. The theory is that while the ovaries are retiring, the pituitary body is still producing hormones that would normally trigger estrogen and progesterone production. The formula is basically a nervine, i.e., a blend of herbs that helps to pacify vata in a way that reduces mood swings and restless sleep.

Ingredients: standardized extracts of Shatawari (Asparagus racemosus), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Cumin (Cumimum cyminum), Pipli (Piper cubeba), Caryophyllus aromaticus, Nageshkar (Mesua ferrea), Purnarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa), Bombax malabaricum, Ginger (Zingiber officinale), Guggul (Cedrus deodara), Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, Hygrophila spinosa, Vasak (Adhatoda vasica), Ficus bengalensis, Nelumbium speciosum, Andropogon muricatus, Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Byronia laciniosa, Indian gooseberry (Emblica officinalis), Lodh tree (Symplocos racemosa), Ashoka (Saraca indica).

Vadik Herbs, $



Female Rejuv

Female Rejuv, 60 capsules

The formula is intended to regulate the female cycle and alleviate spasms that contribute to pain and excessive fluid loss.

Ingredients: standardized extracts of Ashoka (Saraca indica), Karela (Symplocos racemosa), Anantmul (Hemidesmus indicus), and Shatawari (Asparagus racemosus).

Vadik Herbs, $



Fenugreek Extract, 2 oz.

Fenugreek is used in Ayurvedic medicine to lower blood sugar and reduce cholesterol. It works by delaying absorption of glucose because of balanced chemical structure. In Western herbal medicine, it has been used to promote breast development, lactation, and libido; reduce PMS and menopausal symptoms; regulate blood sugar; and aid thinking. It is high in antioxidants and is used to retard aging. It is nutritive and used for convalescing patients as well as those suffering from anorexia.

60 drops 3 to 5 times daily or as directed by your health care provider. Shake well before using.

Ingredients: extract of organically grown Trigonella foenum-graecum seeds in Distilled Water, Organic Alcohol, and Vegetable Glycerin.

Sacred Medicine Sanctuary, $



Kachur Extract, 2 oz.

Zedoary is a white turmeric that is often used in Chyawanprash and other Ayurvedic preparations. Like other members of the ginger family, it is used both in cooking and medicine. It is anti-inflammatory and analgesic and is often used externally for wound healing, but its function in longevity tonics is to support the female reproductive system, urinary tract, and protect against ulcers due to stress. Its strength should not be underestimated: it is an antivenom for cobra toxins.

30 drops 2 to 3 times daily, or as directed by your health care provider. Shake well before using.

Ingredients: 1:5 extract of Curcuma zedoaria in Distilled Water, Organic Alcohol, and Vegetable Glycerin, and Organic Apple Cider Vinegar.

Sacred Medicine Sanctuary, $



Shatavari Extract, 2 oz.

Shatavari is a galactagogue and rasayana herb, used mainly but not exclusively by women. It is a hormonal regulator and useful at changes of life. It increases the libibo of both men and women. Like ashwagandha, it is also an adaptogen. Laboratory studies suggest that shatavari protects the brain and nervous system from damage from excitotoxins .

30 drops in the morning or as directed by your health care provider. Shake well before using.

Ingredients: 1:4 extract of organically grown Asparagus racemosus root in Distilled Water, Organic Alcohol, and Vegetable Glycerin.

Sacred Medicine Sanctuary, $



Shatavari - Ayurvedic Rasayana for Women

Shatavari, 90 tablets

Just as the name suggests, this herb belongs to the asparagus family, but it is the root that is used in Ayurvedic medicine. Shatavari is considered to be one of the true rasayana or longevity plants and while it is the herb of choice for women, especially during the change of life such as puberty and menopause, but also during pregnancy and while nursing. It helps women to overcome dryness and through this mechanism increases tissue elasticity and lubrication, thereby enhancing pleasure and protecting tissue from trauma. It can also be used by men. It supports immunity, intellect, and stamina.

Ingredients: Shatavari root, Asparagus racemosus*.

Banyan Botanicals, $



Shatawari Ghee - Certified Organic

Shatawari Ghee, 5 oz.

This ghee is tridoshic but is especially useful for pitta imbalances. It supports the female reproductive system and helps to regulate the menstrual cycle. It can be used internally, externally, or in cooking. Excessive use may aggravate the kapha dosha.

Ingredients: Ghee, Asparagus racemosus.

Vadik Herbs, $



Shatawari, 100 Vegi-Caps, 450 mg

Shatavari is one of the main longevity plants in Ayurvedic medicine as well as the herb of choice for women, especially during the change of life such as puberty and menopause, but also during pregnancy and while nursing. It helps women to overcome dryness and through this mechanism increases tissue elasticity and lubrication, thereby enhancing pleasure and protecting tissue from trauma. It can also be used by men. It supports immunity, intellect, and stamina.

Ingredients: wildcrafted Asparagus racemosus in vegetarian capsules, 450 mg.

Vadik Herbs, $



Tulsi Herb in Vegetarian Capsules

Tulsi, 100 Vegicaps, 450 mg.

Tulsi or holy basil is one of the most important herbs in the Ayurvedic pharmacopeia. It is an ingredient in many formulas but is offered here as a single herb. Studies find it helpful in the management of hepatitis, tuberculosis, malaria, and a host of other diseases. It is relaxing because of its antispasmodic effects. It improves transport of oxygen and seems to have estrogen lowering effects.

Ingredients: Tulsi, Ocimum sanctum in vegetarian capsules.

Vadik Herbs, $



Women’s Cycle Ease, 90 tablets, 500 mg.

Women’s Cycle Ease is made with traditional Ayurvedic herbs that address the kapha-pitta type of menstrual cycle, in which a woman"s normal cycle may occasionally experience a heavier flow, a shorter gap between cycles, bloating, fatigue and discomfort. This blend of 11 herbs supports appropriate water balance during your cycle while having a cleansing and detoxifying effect on the female reproductive system. Using targeted herbs like ashoka and vidari, this formula supports the body"s natural balance of female hormones, while also supporting the entire endocrine system and metabolism with warming herbs like cinnamon and chitrak. Manjista and turmeric cleanse the blood, and herbs like kanchanar, guggulu and boswellia help maintain healthy uterine and ovarian cells and tissues. Together, the herbs in this tablet have a powerful balancing impact on a kapha-pitta menstrual cycle.

Ingredients: Organic Punarnava root (Boerhaavia diffusa), organic Ashoka bark (Saraca indica), organic Cinnamon bark (Cinnamomum cassia), organic Boswellia resin (Boswellia serrata), organic Chitrak root (Plumbago zeylanica), organic Kutki root (Picrorhiza kurroa), organic Manjista root (Rubia cordifolia), organic Kanchanar bark (Bauhinia variegata), organic Guggulu resin (Commiphora mukul), organic Turmeric root (Curcuma longa), organic Vidari kanda root (Ipomoea digitata). Other ingredients, from natural sources: organic maltodextrin, silicon dioxide. Free of gluten, soy and dairy. 100% vegetarian.

Banyan Botanicals, $



Women’s Cycle Nourish, 90 tablets, 500 mg.

Women’s Cycle Nourish is made with traditional Ayurvedic herbs that address the vata type of menstrual cycle, in which a woman"s normal cycle may occasionally experience a limited amount of flow, an interruption in the regularity of the cycle, and aches in the lower abdomen and back. Imbalanced vata has the potential to disturb appropriate downward flow, while also bringing the cold, dry qualities to a woman"s reproductive system and creating cramping type discomfort. Gokshura helps pacify vata while ashwagandha brings the grounding and rejuvenating qualities that vata needs. Shatavari and vidari provide nourishment for the women"s reproductive system, bringing strength and supporting the body"s natural balance of hormones. And the formula is rounded out by the warming nature of the three herbs found in trikatu as well as the soothing qualities of musta and pushkaramula which help to ease your discomfort so that you can rest as your body undergoes its natural monthly cleansing ritual

Ingredients: Shatavari root (Asparagus racemosus), Gokshura fruit (Tribulus terrestris), Musta root (Cyperus rotundus), Vidari Kanda root (Ipomoea digitata), Ashwagandha root (Withania somnifera), Elecampane root (Inula helenium), Black Pepper fruit (Piper nigrum), Ginger root (Zingiber officinale), Pippali fruit (Piper longum). Other ingredients, from natural sources: organic maltodextrin, silicon dioxide. Free of gluten, soy and dairy. 100% vegetarian.

Banyan Botanicals, $



Women’s Natural Transition, 90 tablets, 500 mg.

Women’s Natural Transition is specifically formulated to bring the most potent Ayurvedic herbs used particularly during a woman"s natural transition through menopause, and beyond. As the body, mind, and spirit undergo this cleansing shift, Natural Transition supports the systems that need it most, not only during menopause, but also for the time leading up to it, and even afterwards as the body, mind, and spirit explore new beginnings, shifts of focus and various adjustments. Bringing nourishment and grounding to the female reproductive system and hormones, shatavari and vidari form the foundation of this formula; together with ashwagandha, they rejuvenate and mitigate the effects of stress on the body and balance vata. Vetiver and guduchi bring cooling and refreshing calm to any excess heat in the body, while brahmi (gotu kola) and shankapushpi refresh the mind, memory, and concentration. Menopause Transition also works to cleanse toxins from the system, bringing clarity and strength. And finally, this formula includes arjuna, a tonic to support the physical heart as well as the emotional heart, subtly calling forth the qualities of love and strength, which are integral during transitions and new life chapters.

Ingredients: Shatavari root (Asparagus racemosus), Vidari kanda root (Ipomoea digitata), Ashwagandha root (Withania somnifera), Vetiver root (Vetiveria zizanoides), Brahmi/Gotu Kola leaf (Centella asiatica), Shankhapushpi herb (Evolvulus alsinoides), Arjuna bark (Terminalia arjuna), Guduchi stem (Tinospora cordifolia), Guggulu resin (Commiphora mukul), Amalaki fruit (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki fruit (Terminalia chebula)Other ingredients, from natural sources: organic maltodextrin, silicon dioxide. Free of gluten, soy and dairy. 100% vegetarian.

Banyan Botanicals, $



Ayurvedic Herbal Support for Women

Women's Support, 90 tablets

This formula supports proper functioning of the female reproductive system. Like most traditional Ayurvedic preparations, this tonic rejuvenates and energizes the systems it nourishes.

Ingredients: Shatavari root, Asparagus racemosus*; Guduchi stem, Tinospora cordifolia*; Vidari Kanda root, Ipomomea digitata*; Punarnava root, Boerhaavia diffusa*; Musta root, Cyperus rotundus*; Brahmi herb, Hydrocotyle asiatica*; Aloe, Aloes spp., Tulsi leaf, Ocimum sanctum*; Coriander seed, Coriandrum sativum*; Rose petals, Rosa damascena*; Fennel seed, Foeniculum vulgare*; Cardamom seed, Elettaria cardamomum*; Cinnamon bark, Cinnamomum cassia.*

Banyan Botanicals, $