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Asparagus officinalis


Edema, water retention, detoxification and cleansing, obesity ...


Composition :
100% Asparagus officinalis herba - 200 mg

Part used :
Root, young shoots as food.

Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis), is a spring vegetable, a herbaceous perennial plant in the Asparagus family (Asparagaceae), native to most of Europe, northern Africa and western Asia, but widely cultivated as a vegetable crop. It grows to 100–150 centimeters (3-5ft) tall, with stout stems with much-branched feathery foliage. The leaves are in fact needle-like, modified stems in the axils of scale leaves; they are 6 – 32 mm (0.25–1.25in) long and 1 mm (0.05in) broad, and clustered together. The flowers are bell-shaped, greenish-white to yellowish, 4 – 6 mm (0.1–0.23in) long.

Water makes up 93% of Asparagus's composition. Asparagus is low in calories and is very low in sodium. It is a good source of vitamin B6, calcium, magnesium and zinc, and a very good source of dietary fibre, protein, beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, thiamin, riboflavin,rutin, niacin, folic acid, iron, phosphorus,potassium, copper, manganese and selenium, as well as chromium, a trace mineral that enhances the ability of insulin to transport glucose from the bloodstream into cells.

Oddly enough, water retention in the tissue may be regulated with Asparagus. Weight loss programs are greatly enhanced with Asparagus, thanks to the organic minerals, trace elements, amino acids and vitamin C contained; Guar gum (from Guar Bean, or Cyamopsis tetragonoloba) helps to reduce hunger. The ingredients which lend Asparagus its unmistakable taste - glucosides, tanning agents, saponins, calium salts, vitamin A, B complex and C - have anti-oxidant properties.

History: The ancient Greek physician Galen (prominent among the Romans) mentioned Asparagus as a beneficial herb during the second century AD, but after the Roman empire ended, Asparagus drew little attention. By 1469, Asparagus was cultivated in French monasteries. Asparagus appears to have been hardly noticed in England until 1538; it became available to the New World around 1850.

Caution: Patients with kidney infections should not use any Asparagus products (Asparagus as a dish is OK).


Take 3-9 capsules daily, with plenty of water