Asparagus herb (Asparagi herba)

Published July 12, 1991.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)

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Name of Drug

Asparagi herba, asparagus herb.

Composition of Drug

Asparagus herb consists of the above-ground parts of Asparagus officinalis L. [Fam. Liliaceae], as well as preparations thereof.

Uses

Preparations of asparagus herb are used as a diuretic. The effectiveness for the claimed applications has not been sufficiently documented.

Risks

In rare cases, allergic skin reactions may occur.

Evaluation

Since the efficacy has not been sufficiently documented, a therapeutic application cannot be recommended.

Action

Animal experiments are available that indicate a slight diuretic action.