Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) roots, powdered, by the pound, Organic
To make the dried Shatavari root powder, the Shatavari roots are dug, washed, sliced, then shade dried, then ground to a fine powder. The number one herb for women’s health in Ayurveda, this can be taken by men as well, and profoundly benefits the bodily organs. Highest quality. Certified Organically grown
Recipe for Healthful Dairy/Sugar/Gluten free Shatavari Corn Bread:
2 Cups coarse ground organic corn meal
1 Cup sorghum flour
1 heaping tablespoon ground Shatavari root
2 level teaspoonfuls baking powder
1 level teaspoonful Xanthan Gum powder
2 1/2 cups Coconut Milk
Combine dry ingredients and mix well. Add coconut milk and stir quickly until a thick batter is formed. Pour batter immediately into 12 inch oiled baking pan (oil with coconut oil). Bake at 370 degrees for 55 minutes or until cooked through and browned. Feeds four. Leftover pieces may be wrapped in foil while still warm. These never last long.
Oh yes, to preempt the question “why would one want to have shatavari root in on’s cornbread” this is an example of the “food is medicine medicine is food” adage. The Shatavari is great for digestive health, being mucilagenous, antidiarrhoetic, demulcent and aphrodisiac. These qualities make it a great culinary addition to the cornbread, and help it rise more efficiently, especially helpful since we’re not using sugar or eggs in the recipe. Shatavari is a rejuvenative herb of Ayurveda–it will do no harm–it is good in food.