Published July 12, 1991.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)
Asparagi rhizoma, asparagus root.
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.
In rare cases, allergic skin reactions.
Unless otherwise prescribed:
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.