Tag Archives: Asparagus

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

Read more

Asparagus May Prevent Holiday Hangover

New Year’s Eve is quickly approaching as everyone gets their best outfit ready, their new year’s resolution written down, bottles of champagne prepared, and asparagus stocked in the fridge. With too much champagne, like other alcohol, comes a hangover, and who wants to spend the first day of 2017 in bed with a hangover? Most people want to start the

Read more