Health Benefits of Asparagus

Asparagus is very low calorie vegetable. Its shoots have used in many traditional medicines to treat the conditions like IBS and dropsy. Its shoots are also a very good source of vitamin K, and it provides about 35% of DRI and its shoot are also rich in B-complex group of vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, pyridoxine, and pantothenic acid those are essential for optimum cellular enzymatic and metabolic functions.

Asparagus contains a range of vitamins and nutrients. These include B6, zinc, magnesium, potassium, folates, and more. It is a very good of source of nutrients but only contains trace amount of calories and sodium. 

It meets more than the average daily requirements and has a range of medicinal benefits.

  • The potassium present in the Asparagus prevents depletion of calcium from the body.
  • The paste of leaves can be topically applied in case of skin burns and irritation.
  • It is believed that Asparagus is a mood booster and it can be used to combat depression.
  • It also has the property to act as a demulcent which relives dry and swollen membranes of the lungs and stomach.
  • It reduces the cholesterol levels in the body hence reduces the blood pressure in a nature manner.
  • This natural diuretic prevents urinary and bladder infections and stones.
  • The Vitamin K prevents osteoporosis and osteoarthritis.
  • It also acts as a powerful antioxidant and detoxifier and is believed to possess anti-fungal, anti-cancer, and antiviral properties.
  • It also acts as a nerve tonic and prevents or slows down the onset of epilepsy and hysteria.

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