How does Asparagus work?

There is some scientific evidence that asparagus can increase urine production (diuretic). Asparagus is a good source of dietary fiber, folic acid, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin B6, and several minerals.

Are there safety concerns?

Asparagus is safe when consumed as a food. However, there isn't enough information to know if asparagus is safe when used for medical purposes.

Asparagus can also cause allergic reactions when eaten as a vegetable or used on the skin.

Do not use medicinal amounts of asparagus if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You have kidney disease.
  • You have water retention from heart disease.
  • You are allergic to plants such as onions, leeks, garlic, and chives.

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