Asparagus: composition and benefits

Asparagus: composition and benefits
 Asparagus - shrubs, processes which are widely used in the preparation of various dishes and fluffy branches used to decorate flower arrangements. Asparagus is also known as a medicinal plant, which since ancient times surprises all its healing properties. In ancient Egypt, asparagus revered and often applied its image on the monuments. In the Mediterranean, the asparagus grown specifically for use as a therapeutic agent in cooking.

The composition of asparagus

The structure of root shoots of asparagus roots and grass contains many useful substances, organic acids, potassium, carotene, coumarins, carbohydrates, saponins, proteins. Everyone knows that carbohydrates - a natural source of energy of the human body, the charge of strength and vigor. Coumarins help to control the quality of blood vessels and helps protect the heart, preventing the formation of blood clots in the blood vessels. No less useful for vascular and cardiac potassium. Carotene prevents diseases for oncology and helps to improve the view. Saponins slightly irritate the stomach, thinning mucus in bronchitis and colds.

Benefits of eating asparagus

Regular consumption of asparagus has a positive effect on the bronchopulmonary system, kidneys, liver and nervous system. In addition asparagus actively cleanses the body of toxins.

In folk medicine, a decoction of the rhizomes and roots are used as a sedative, anti-inflammatory, diuretic and analgesic. Infusions and decoctions rhizomes asparagus take tachycardia, epilepsy, diabetes, arthritis and rheumatism. Equally popular is the plant and as a purgative.

In other countries, asparagus use in skin diseases, for the treatment of eczema, as a diuretic, which actively fights kidney stones and eliminates increased swelling in the body.

Contraindications eating asparagus

When used asparagus must always consult with a physician. Asparagus irritating effect on the gastric mucosa, so patients with gastrointestinal diseases is recommended to limit the reception. Also, excessive consumption of asparagus can cause the formation of diabetes.

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