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Possible Contraindications: High ama, excessive mucus.
Shatavari is part of the asparagus family, and should therefore be avoided by anyone with an allergy to asparagus.
Asparagus can have a diuretic effect, and therefore, some theoretically believe that shatavari should be used with caution in people taking diuretic medications.
According to Ayurveda, one should avoid Shatavari if there is the presence of excess kapha, congestion and ama.
In the West, the exact role of phytoestrogens is still under investigation, and people with estrogen sensitivities, including estrogen sensitive tumors, are
advised to use caution with foods and herbs containing phytoestrogens, which would include Shatavari. Always consult your health care practitioner if
you have questions related to your particular condition.
Shatavari is commonly used and well tolerated in traditional use, and though research on shatavari is still sparse, no significant adverse effects have been reported.