Asparagus has been traditionally placed in the lily family, with garlic, onions, leeks, etc. This is an important family of foods in the Bible. Asparagus has been consumed since ancient times, all around the world. It is native to Mediterranean countries. It was known for countering fatigue, and as a powerful aphrodisiac, etc. It contains very high levels of vitamin C, folic acid, vitamins A, etc. It also has very high levels of the powerful antioxidant, glutathione.
Many “vegetables” commonly consumed in modern times have some harmful anti-nutrient properties that can hinder the absorption of important minerals and vitamins, inhibit the thyroid, bring endocrine disruption, etc. It is therefore a blessing to find vegetables such as asparagus that are very low or lacking in nitrates, etc., and yet full of amazing, beneficial nutrients. When evaluating asparagus for thyroid health, hormonal health/fertility, and nutrient absorption, is appears to pass the test, as well as offer a host of other benefits. Notice:
“Asparanin A, a compound found within asparagus, inhibits human liver cancer cells...Collectively, our findings demonstrate that asparanin A induces cell cycle arrest and triggers apoptosis via a p53-independent manner in HepG2 cells. These data indicate that asparanin A shows promise as a preventive and/or therapeutic agent against human hepatoma.”
(GreenMedInfo.com; Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2009 Apr 17;381(4):700-5. Epub 2009 Feb 28. PMID)
“Inhibitory action of Asparagus racemosus on DMBA-induced mammary carcinogenesis in rats…”
(Int J Cancer. 1981 Nov 15;28(5):607-10)
“The effect of the aqueous extract of the roots of Asparagus racemosus on hepatocarcinogenesis initiated by diethylnitrosamine…”
(Phytother Res. 2008 Sep;22(9):1175-82. doi: 10.1002/ptr.2391)
“Chemomodulatory potential of Asparagus adscendens against murine skin and forestomach papillomagenesis…”
(Eur J Cancer Prev. 2011 May;20(3):240-7. doi: 10.1097/CEJ.0b013e3283447410)
“Asparagus racemosus leaf extract inhibits growth of UOK 146 renal cell carcinoma cell line: simultaneous oncogenic PRCCTFE3 fusion transcript inhibition and apoptosis independent cell death…”
(Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2014;15(5):1937-41)
[Note: In light of this information, and more, it is likely that Big Pharma and the Medical Mafia needed to raise propaganda to scare people (remember the headlines of the man who turned blue from supposedly drinking colloidal silver?). Headlines abounded that an amino acid in asparagus, Asparagine, caused cancer to spread in rats. It is not essential, meaning that the body can make it apart from diet. High amounts are also found in dairy, beef, fish, poultry and eggs. Therefore, let researchers feed cancerous lab animals with plain asparagus, and then prove that cancer spreads. Previous studies have shown this to be the case!]
“According to the results, it seems that asparagus root extract directly stimulates gonadotropin hormones and improves the process of oogenesis. Also it consequently increases the number of follicles and ovarian hormones.”
(Int J Reprod Biomed (Yazd). 2016 Feb;)
One species of asparagus is linked to improving female fertility in India:
“Based on the existing studies, we propose that shatavari may improve female reproductive health complications including hormonal imbalance, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), follicular growth and development, oocyte quality and infertility possibly by reducing OS level and increasing antioxidants level in the body…”
(Biomed Pharmacother. 2018 Jul;103:46-49.)
Asparagus contains numerous male testosterone boosting nutrients (vitamin K, vitamin B6, magnesium, D-Aspartic acid, etc.
[It appears there are some species of asparagus – not commonly eaten - that have been linked to infertility in some studies when used medicinally].
Asparagus contains large quantities of inulin which is a prebiotic. It therefore feeds the good bugs of the belly, and helps in weight management, and all that a healthy belly brings to us (emotional health, strong immune system, improved nutrient absorption, etc.).
Asparagus has been used to cure epilepsy and other neurological problems, prevent birth defects, alleviate anxiety, maintain blood sugar, heal arthritis and other inflammatory problems, regulate high blood pressure, etc.