Asparagus officinalis

Name: Asparagus officinalis


Medicinal asparagus (Asparagus officinalis L.)

Medicinal asparagus is a herbaceous perennial plant from the Liliaceae family.


Herbaceous perennial with a straight, rather thin, green stem, 60-150 cm in height, with lateral branches extending at an acute angle. In the axils of small, scaly, triangular leaves, bunches of soft, needle-shaped, green twigs sit. The flowers are small, yellowish-green, on drooping pedicels. The fruit is a globular, bright red berry. Blooms from May to June. Asparagus grows in shrubs, sparse pine forests and water meadows.

Contains active substances:

The herb contains asparagine, glycoside coniferin, saponin, chelidonic acid.

Medicinal use:

A decoction of the herb is taken for pain in the heart, for diseases of the kidneys, bladder. It is used in Western European medicine, homeopathy.

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