- What other names is Asparagus Racemosus known by?
- What is Asparagus Racemosus?
- How does Asparagus Racemosus work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Asparagus Racemosus.
Don't confuse asparagus racemosus with Asparagus officinalis, which is the type of asparagus that is commonly eaten as a vegetable.
People use asparagus racemosus for upset stomach (dyspepsia), constipation, stomach spasms, and stomach ulcers. It is also used for fluid retention, pain, anxiety, cancer, diarrhea, bronchitis, tuberculosis, dementia, and diabetes.
Some people use it to ease alcohol withdrawal.
Women use asparagus racemosus for premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and uterine bleeding; and to start breast milk production.
Asparagus racemosus is also used to increase sexual desire (as an aphrodisiac).
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Stomach spasms.
- Uterine bleeding.
- Premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
- Upset stomach.
- Stomach ulcers.
- Easing alcohol withdrawal.
- Starting breast milk production.
- Other conditions.
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Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of asparagus racemosus during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.
Asparagus racemosus might have an effect like a water pill or "diuretic." Taking asparagus racemosus might decrease how well the body gets rid of lithium. This could increase how much lithium is in the body and result in serious side effects. Talk with your healthcare provider before using this product if you are taking lithium. Your lithium dose might need to be changed.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011