Category Archives: Food as Medicine: Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis, Asparagaceae)

Food as Medicine: Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis, Asparagaceae)

History and Traditional Use Range and Habitat Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis, Asparagaceae) is a herbaceous perennial with stalks that can grow to several feet in height. Most asparagus is harvested once the stalk reaches 6-8 inches in height. The stalk is the edible portion of the plant, along with its pointed, budlike tip.1,2 If asparagus is not harvested, the stalks grow into

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