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.