Chinese asparagus root tubers are a common traditional herbal Chinese medicine and is a great natural remedy for a variety of ailments. The herb has been shown to aid lung function and nourish kidneys. It helps moisten the lungs and thins thickened mucus, making it easier to cough out. It helps a multitude of other symptoms too. Ask your health care professional for guidance. Asparagus tuber is used commonly in alternative medicine for respiratory issues such as dryness of the lungs. Asparagus is bitter and cold in nature, which makes it possess more powerful ability on clearing fire and moistening dryness.
Ancient uses for asparagus tuber include the use of it in salves and balms for beautifying effects. It was also commonly used as an anti-cough medicine. One of the active consituents in asparagus tuber, asparagine, has been shown to help with asthma, supressing a cough, acting as an expectorant and diuretic, lowering blood pressure, and decreasing heart rate (Chinese Herbs Healing, 2015). It is an excellent herbal remedy!
Properties of Asparagus Tuber: Lung function, nourish kidneys, sweet, bitter, very cold, kidney, lung.
Other Names: Asparagus cochinchinensis tuber, Tian Men Dong.