Long treasured by herbalists in China and India, it is gaining popularity in
the western world as well. In traditional Chinese medicine, it is known
as a "yin" tonic.
Small doses taken regularly are believed to
enhance feelings of love and compassion. In India, Aspargus root is known
as "Shatavari" and is taken by women as a hormonal tonic.
Asparagus root contains
steroidal glycosides, which may account for its reputation for increasing
positive feelings such as love, patience and compassion.
In Western medicine, it is
used for its diruretic qualities. It is a urinary-tract soother and
tonic. It is an effective treatment for urinary tract disorders and
It also is a nutritive tonic that relieves some of
the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome, general exhaustion, tuberculosis and
even AIDS. It is a nutritive tonic for the lungs.
root is a restorative tonic for the female reproductive system. It may
enhance fertility, relieve menstrual cramps and increase the flow of breast
milk in women. Other benefits may include relieving the painful swelling
associated with rheumatism, bloating and soothing dryness of the
Unless otherwise prescribed:
4560 g per day of cut rhizome. Infusion: 4560 g of cut herb in 150
ml water. Fluidextract 1:1 (g/ml): 4560 ml. Tincture 1:5 (g/ml):
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