Asparagus, medicinal Is a perennial plant that belongs to the family of asparagus and reaches a height of up to one and a half meters. The plant has numerous, bare and strongly branchy stems. Blooms in small greenish-yellow flowers in June-July. But the asparagus is being fruitful with red berries. This medicinal plant is found everywhere in the meadows, among shrubs, less often it can be found on the sands. Asparagus is cultivated as a vegetable and used for decorative purposes to decorate rooms and make bouquets. And only a few people know that these beautiful red berries are a real panacea for many diseases. Asparagus officinalis in folk medicine has been used for a long time, mainly rhizomes with roots are used, thanks to its unique composition.
In the roots of medicinal asparagus are such useful substances as, asparagine, essential oil, carotene, steroid saponins, carbohydrates, coumarin, B vitamins, ascorbic and nicotinic acids, xanthine, alkaloids and fizalin. In young shoots in large quantities contains nicotinic acid.
Medicinal asparagus in folk medicine
In folk medicine from asparagus medicinal prepared decoctions, which have a strong diuretic, hypotensive, tonic, soothing, antipyretic, antispastic, lactogenic, choleretic, blood-cleansing, anti-inflammatory and laxative actions. Decoction of asparagus medicinal strengthens the heart contractions, thereby slowing down their rhythm, contributes to the expansion of peripheral blood vessels and reduces man's fatigue. Thanks to this plant, chlorides, phosphates and urea are removed from the body together with urine.
Many phytotherapists recommend asparagus medicinal to use for kidney and bladder disease, diseases of the prostate gland, cardiac and renal edema, atherosclerosis of cerebral vessels. In folk medicine, medicinal asparagus is used for heart weakness and pain in the heart, increased heart rate, dropsy, hypertension, epilepsy, seizures, diseases of internal organs such as the spleen and liver. It is recommended to be taken internally with jaundice, liver cirrhosis, rheumatism and scrophiesis, gout and adenoma of the prostate gland, diabetes and kidney stones and bladder, allergic reactions in the body, acne, eczema, hemorrhoids and impotence.
In acute and chronic nephritis it is recommended to take asparagus juice as a medicinal product in pure form with the addition of sugar.
Recipes and application of asparagus medicinal
Contraindications in the application of asparagus is not medicinal. However, it is necessary to use it with caution, especially inside, to people suffering from allergic reactions.