Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis) Non-Native

Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis)

Parts used: root, shoots

Medicinal actions: A strong diuretic used for a variety of urinary problems, including cystitis. It is also useful for rheumatic conditions, helping to “flush” wastes from the joints out through one’s urine. It is also bitter, mildly laxative, and sedative.

Cautions: Do not take if you suffer from kidney disease (Chevallier 174).

Asparagus Asparagus officinalis

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