Shati is a small shrub growing to a height of 2-3 feet and is found in the Himalayan range and mountains of Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Nepal, Bhutan. The rhizome is white colored inside, long, bitter and has a strong odor and flavor. The leaves are 10-12 inch long, wide and smooth.
α-pinene, β-pinene, limonene, camphor, linalyl acetate, β-terpineol, β-caryophyllene, benzyl cinnamate, benzyl acetate, γ-terpinene, β-phellandrene, methyl paracumarin acetate, cinnamic ethyl acetate, ethyl cinnamate, sesquiterpene alcohols, and hydrocarbons.
Rasa – katu, tikta, kashaya
Guna – laghu, tikshna
Virya – anushna
Vipaka – katu
Is Shati safe?
Yes it is good for health but should be consumed only under the supervision of doctor.
Pregnant and breast feeding ladies should avoid it.