What is asparagus?

Oksana Logunova
Oksana Logunova
March 25, 2013
What is asparagus?

At the mention of asparagus, many will note that this is a beautiful herb or tasty Italian food. Others will say that these are fluffy cute bushes. Let us in this article consider what is asparagus, its composition and benefits.

Asparagus is a shrub; it belongs to the asparagus family. Her fluffy twigs are used in the design of floral arrangements. Processes growing in the ground from the roots are used in the preparation of delicious dishes.

The benefits and composition of asparagus

Proteins, carbohydrates, carotene, coumarins, potassium, organic acids are all part of this herb.

  • Carbohydrates are charged with vigor and strength, are considered sources of body energy.
  • Coumarins help the cardiovascular system to work properly and control the blood. Potassium is also good for the heart.
  • Carotenes - prevent cancer and improve vision.

Asparagus has a positive effect on the nervous system, a positive effect on the work of the liver, kidneys and cleanses the body of toxins. The shoots of this plant enhance male potency.

Cooked Asparagus

From it you can cook a variety of delicious dishes. Cooks consider asparagus a delicacy and note its usefulness. The shoots of this plant are fried, boiled, stewed, baked, frozen, preserved. Also used in various salads, side dishes and soups.

This vegetable is not cheap, as it is grown in large areas. Therefore, some Italians are looking for wild-growing asparagus in the spring to try such a delicacy.

Asparagus in traditional medicine

In medicine, it is used as an analgesic, diuretic, anti-inflammatory and sedative, in the form of decoction of the roots. Still such broths can be taken by people suffering from rheumatism, arthritis, diabetes, as well as with epilepsy and tachycardia.

In some nations, asparagus is used as a diuretic, which destroys kidney stones and liver. Healers concluded that asparagus has a beneficial effect on sick people, but it does not affect healthy people. As if he knows who needs help first.


Do not eat asparagus in large quantities, as you can provoke the occurrence of diabetes.Contact with the plant can cause a rash in the form of urticaria.

Should not eat asparagus with exacerbation of gastrointestinal disease. Because it can lead to adverse effects.

Now you know what asparagus is, how useful it is and where it is applied. This will help you use it properly. And if you get acquainted with the recipes of its preparation, you will be able to surprise your loved ones with a tasty and very healthy food.

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