Asparagus can aid with kidney infections

Published On: Feb 14 2013 11:53:25 AM EST

By Pure Matters

Asparagus Herb

Unproven Uses

Preparations of Asparagus are used as a diuretic, although the effectiveness for the claimed application has not been sufficiently documented.

Asparagus Rhizome and Root

Approved by Commission E:

  • Infections of the urinary tract
  • Kidney and bladder stones

Unproven Uses

Traditional uses of the root include application for nonspecific inflammatory diseases of the urinary tract and for prevention of kidney and bladder stones (irrigation therapy). Among other folk medicine uses are dropsy, rheumatic conditions, liver disease, bronchial asthma, and gout. These applications have not been proved.

Chinese Medicine

The root is used to treat irritable cough, coughing with blood, dry mouth and throat, and constipation.

Homeopathic Uses

Uses in homeopathy include kidney stones and cardiac insufficiency.



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