Asparagus (Marchuba – H)
Energetics: Sweet, bitter, astringent/cold/sweet
Actions: Diuretic, alterative, mild laxative, demul- cent, tonic, aphrodisiac, sedative
Indications: High Pitta, bleeding disorders or in- fections of urinary or reproductive systems (including venereal disease like herpes and for urinary stones), fever, edema (and cardiac edema), gout, arthritis. Drinking boiled asparagus water helps rheumatism.