Asparagus Root (Asparagus Officinalis)
Asparagus root is an onion-like plant native to the major parts of Europe, Western Asia, and Northern Africa. This is a vegetable that has been cultivated by humans for a very long time. Mention Asparagus root is found as far back as 3,000 years ago by Egyptians, Syrians, Greeks, and Romans.
The amino acid “asparagine” owes its name to the Asparagus because it forms a major part of its composition. The vegetable contains as much as 93% water and is extremely low in sodium and calories, which makes it a very popular vegetable for many.
The Asparagus root is a rich source of dietary fiber, vitamins (B6, C, E, K, thiamine, folic acid riboflavin, rutin, and niacin), minerals (zinc, magnesium, phosphorous, iron, selenium, potassium, manganese, and copper) and the trace mineral chromium, which is especially beneficial in increasing the ability of insulin to transfer sugar from the blood to the cells.
The herb has been used for medicinal purposes for treating symptoms of gravel, fatigue, and in some cases dropsy. It is well known for its laxative and diuretic properties but has also been used as an aphrodisiac owing perhaps to its high phosphorous content.
Asparagus root when taken boiled in win has the ability to help sciatica, soothe toothache, clear eyesight, and help ease away cramps.
◉ 1-3 teaspoons of loose tea (or 3g up to 3 times) daily. If more than one herbal mixture is consumed at the same period of time, reduce the amount of tea accordingly.
◉ When herbs are used for an extended period of time, it is suggested to consume a herbal remedy with a ratio of 3 to 1. For example:
- If you choose to take it for 3 weeks, have a one-week pause.
- If it is taken for a 30-day period, have a 10-day pause.
That does not apply to herbs and fruits that have a laxative effect.
◉ Should be stored in airtight glass containers -in a cool, dark, and dry place- to preserve the flavor, texture, and properties.
◉ Before adding a new herbal remedy or supplement to your daily routine, you should consult with a medical doctor or holistic health practitioner.
Herbal Tea Brewing Instructions
- Heat the water to just the point when it starts to boil.
- Add 1 teaspoon of loose tea, to a tea infuser or tea bag, for every 180ml - 240ml of water.
- Pour the heated water (right off the boil) over the tea, cover your cup, and steep for 7-10 minutes or longer.
- Add honey or stevia for sweetness, if desired.
Follow these additional steps to make the perfect cup of tea!