Asparagus benefits and virtues

Native to Europe and western Asia, Asparagus officinalis or asparagusis a perennial rhizomatous (a rhizome is an underground stem), graceful and light, belonging to the Lily family.

It reached 1.50 meters high.

  • Vegetable garden: cultivate the’asparagus
  • Kitchen: recipes with asparagus

Asparagus: for the record

The Greek and Romans were very fond of asparagus! In antiquity, asparagus was used therapeutically. Dioscorides, Pliny and Galen prescribed it in diseases of the liver and renal colic. Pliny also regarded as an aphrodisiac.

In the eighteenth century, we started to controvert ... Some said the asparagus treated excellently urinary obstructions (Asparagus was even part of the "syrup of roots 5"), while others completely challenged the diuretic, accusing the contrary asparagus to attack the bladder to cause haematuria (blood in urine) and increase the paroxysms of gout. Others called syrup of wild asparagus (better than syrup cultivated asparagus) against heart palpitations. These properties were not supposed recently confirmed ...

Asparagus and its health benefits

  • Well known to the general public, diuretic Asparagus can be utilized in people with diuresis needs to be stimulated, unless of course they have lesions in the urinary tract. Asparagus is often prescribed in heart or people who suffer from retention to prevent lower limb edema.
  • So unfortunately you or one of your loved ones swallow a sharp object (Type pin or brooch), asparagus can help you expel the object. You have to eat a good amount of cooked asparagus with their stringy tails. These fibers are not digestive and coat item they often allow to evacuate. The best course remains to avoid swallowing a sharp object, stringy tails being the nicest part of the asparagus to taste ...
  • However, we recommend asparagus (both vegetable remedy that) for people who suffer Atherosclerosis, from drop, from Calculations and inflammatory disorders urinary tract.

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  • Internal use:

Asparagus root decoction: 20 g per 1 liter of water to drink in the day. You can for example have a drink before the meal, the asparagus is decoction aperitif. Favors elimination of urine.

Syrup asparagus : Juicing asparagus in a blender and filtered. Do then gently cooked in a water bath with double its weight of sugar (Example 20 g sugar 10 grams of asparagus juice), until a syrup (which can keep in a sealed vial closed). Drink two tablespoons in the evening. Such As cardiac sedative.

Grow Asparagus

Asparagus needs a sunlight but not too drying and sandy soil, deep, fresh and rich in humus. 

  1. Vegetable garden: cultivate the’asparagus


Arm yourself with patience asparagus! The first harvest takes place after three years only and it is highly advisable to take up a spear (fleshy underground bud) on two during the first harvest. Good to know : Planting occurs during ten years a bunch of asparagus per foot.

You want to multiply your asparagus? This art is for professionals! The claws are planted in the spring to 20 cm deep with register guardians.

Beware of little beasts!

Asparagus benefits and virtuesIf your asparagus are attacked by the rot claws - Rhizoctonia (fungus) purple - you have to pull out immediately. And in this case, do not replant asparagus in one place. If the soil is too wet, rust dry out the leaves of asparagus.

As for the Fly asparagus, she lays her eggs at the tip of spears and makes them inedible.

Finally, the beetle (Insect pest beetle vegetables) undermines and destroys the rods. 

Species and varieties of asparagus

  • "Hasty Argenteuil" purple spikes, is best known!
  • "Prima": improving the previous one, with big spears, resistant to disease.
  • "Green Mary Washington" does not need earthing (circle down a plant with soil).
  • "Larac" adapted to all regions.
  • "Atlas": green asparagus.

Asparagus kitchen

Baked asparagus is eaten hot or cold with various sauces (white, chiffon, dressing) or omelette.

  1. Kitchen: recipes with asparagus


25 kcal / 100g. We advise many asparagus in diets because it is very diuretic (but is however low in sodium). Asparagus contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B5, B6, C, PP, cobalt, calcium, phosphorus and manganese.

Gourmet idea:

Butter, oil, vinaigrette or hollandaise sauce ... Everything depends on your mood and color! But there is an original and delicious way to eat asparagus: into fingers with boiled egg. Go for it, it is to eat!

Some synonyms of "sprinkles" to shine in society ...

As he is nicknamed "esparge", "esperge".