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This is Asparagus.

Benefits

1. Urinary tract infections

2. Blood pressure

3. Water retention (edema)

4. Kidney stones

Description

Asparagus has been used for treating urinary tract infections, kidney stones, water retention, and for lowering blood pressure.

Asparagus is also known for changing the smell of your urine which is normal and due to a compound called methyl mercaptan.

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Research

Urinary Tract Infections

The pharmacological importance of Asparagus officinalis

Al-Snafi, A., Journal of Pharmaceutical Biology, 2015

Blood Pressure

Improvement of Blood Pressure, Glucose Metabolism, and Lipid Profile by the Intake of Powdered Asparagus

Nishimura, M., Ohkawara, T., Kagami-Katsuyama, H., Sato, H., et al., Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine, 2013

Water Retention (Edema)

Review on Therapeutic and Pharmaceutically Important Medicinal Plant Asparagus officinalis L

Iqbal, M., Bibi, Y., Raja, N., Ejaz, M., Journal of Plant Biochemistry & Physiology, 2017

Kidney Stones

Chemical constituents of Asparagus

Negi, J.S., Singh, P., Joshi, G.P., Rawat, M.S., et al., Pharmacognosy Review, 2010

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