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Asparagus

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What other names is Asparagus known by?

Asparagus officinalis, Asparagi Rhizoma Root, Asperge, Asperge Comestible, Asperge Commune, Asperge Officinale, Asperges, Espárrago, Espárragos, Garden Asparagus, Spargelkraut, Spargelwurzelstock, Sparrow Grass.

What is Asparagus?

Asparagus is a plant. The shoots or "spears," root, and rhizome are used to make medicine.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Urinary tract infections, bladder stones, arthritis-like joint pain and swelling, female hormone imbalances, dryness in the lungs and throat, AIDS, folic acid deficiency, constipation, nerve inflammation, parasitic diseases, cancer, acne, face cleaning, drying sores, swelling (inflammation) of the urinary tract, increasing urine production ("irrigation therapy") when taken with lots of water, preventing kidney stones and other conditions.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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