Asparagus root (Asparagi rhizoma)

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


Name of Drug

Asparagi rhizoma, asparagus root.

Composition of Drug

Asparagus root consists of the rhizome of Asparagus officinalis L. [Fam. Liliaceae], as well as its preparations in effective dosage. The rhizome contains saponins.


Irrigation therapy for inflammatory diseases of the urinary tract and for prevention of kidney stones.


Inflammatory kidney diseases.

Note: No irrigation therapy if edema exists because of functional heart or kidney disorders.

Side Effects

In rare cases, allergic skin reactions.

Interactions with Other Drugs

None known.


Unless otherwise prescribed:

Daily dosage:

45 - 60 g of rhizome; equivalent preparations. Mode of Administration Cut rhizome for teas, as well as other galenical preparations for internal use.

Note: Irrigation therapy:

Be sure to provide adequate fluids. Actions Animal experiments indicate a diuretic effect.