Published July 12, 1991.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)
Asparagi herba, asparagus herb.
Asparagus herb consists of the above-ground parts of Asparagus officinalis L. [Fam. Liliaceae], as well as preparations thereof.
Preparations of asparagus herb are used as a diuretic. The effectiveness for the claimed applications has not been sufficiently documented.
In rare cases, allergic skin reactions may occur.
Since the efficacy has not been sufficiently documented, a therapeutic application cannot be recommended.
Animal experiments are available that indicate a slight diuretic action.