Health Benefits of Asparagus Tea
When most people think of asparagus, they think of the non-child friendly green side dish that comes with a stinky side effect in the form of odiferous urine. However, asparagus is not only a healthy protein accompaniment, it’s also been used for a very long time in the use of medicine, and while eating asparagus is still the most popular preparation, asparagus tea is becoming a big hit as more and more people become aware of the many health benefits of asparagus.
Aside from asparagus being one of the well known foods with vitamin K, C, B6 and E, folic acid, dietary fiber and many minerals, it also boasts many potential health benefits. For instance, increased urine production, which is thought to alleviate many urinary tract ails including UTIs, is a popular condition thought to be remedied by asparagus tea. Joint pain, hormone imbalances in women, nerve pain and even constipation are all conditions that some people claim that asparagus tea can help alleviate. There is even a link between asparagus and cancer, although medicinally the only relatively scientifically proven effects of asparagus concern its effects on the urinary tract.
Other less explored applications for asparagus tea include the treatment of AIDS, lung and parasitic induced diseases. Some people even apply asparagus directly to the skin to treat acne. However, when used as a piping hot cup of tea, it’s likely that asparagus is most useful in the treatment and soothing of urinary ails.
Asparagus tea is not a new notion, and can be a great way to integrate all of the benefits of this commonly shunned vegetable into your diet if this green gem doesn’t find its way into your dinner menu often. If you are considering asparagus tea for use in medicinal purposes that might entail consuming quantities larger than those normally found in dietetic uses, remember that asparagus extract is used in birth control medicines and therefore using it medicinally in pregnant women is considered unsafe. It’s also worth noting that if you have an allergy to onions or leeks, it’s likely that you may also suffer a reaction to asparagus and therefore avoiding it, even in hot and brewed form is advisable.