Can I take Shatavari for Hormone Balance?

I know people are talking about Shatavari for Hormone balance and I even see Allopathic doctors recommending Shatavari to women over 40 as support for peri menopause under the assumption that it will build up their Estrogen. Is Shatavari truly the magical hormone elixir and should I be taking it?   In a Functional approach