Asparagus Root

Asparagus Root

 

You can take a few droppers full of the tincture or just eat a piece of the sweet chewy raw root right before bed and obtain a very good sleep with wonderful peaceful thoughts just before falling asleep.
Tian Men Dong translates into “she who has a 1000 husbands”
I have found the wild red Chinese asaparagus root in the formulas sold by Dragon Herbs and Jing Herbs to have the most potent effect and be one of the most powerful and effective things I’ve ever taken for promoting deep sleep.

 

The Chinese say that “wisdom comes from the lungs.” It becomes clear to see why they believe that wild Asparagus root aids in the development of wisdom.

Throughout life our bad experiences become valuable lessons. The Lung function, as it affects our psyche, allows a person to extract the truth and wisdom out of life’s experiences. It also allows us to let go of that which is useless and of no lasting value. From this we can gain lasting wisdom!
In the few studies that have taken place they have proven that Tian Men Dong root can induce interferon production in human beings

 

Interferons (IFNs) are proteins made and released by host cellsin response to the presence of pathogens such as viruses,bacteriaparasites or tumor cells. They allow for communication between cells to trigger the protective defenses of the immune system that eradicate pathogens or tumors.

 

Wild Asparagus root is highly revered by Taoists who use the tonic herbs to help them on their paths to radiant health and to spiritual awareness. It has many attributes that make it one of the greatest health promoting herbs.

Wild Asparagus root is also an important Lung tonic. In common Chinese herbalism, this is the quality most often referred to when discussing this herb. Asparagus root moistens and purifies the lungs, aiding in our breathing, removing toxins from the respiratory tract and improving all respiratory functions. It increases the lung’s ability to extract Qi from the air we breath. Asparagus root is especially useful for those who are exposed to smoke, to dry or smoggy air or who otherwise are experiencing dryness of the lungs and upper respiratory passages.

Taoists emphasize that wild Asparagus root will strike a balance in the internal functions of the body. It is said that one who consumes wild Asparagus root for a long time will feel so light that they can fly. This is not meant to be taken literally, but refers to the spiritual qualities of this amazing herb and also to the energy and natural buoyancy it provides.

Scientific Data
Asparagus root has been found to induce interferon production in human beings.
Eat one or two raw wild Asparagus roots each day. Eat it slowly, almost let it melt in your mouth. Chew well and breathe deeply. Or cook it with your choice of tonic herbs.
Wild Asparagus root may be eaten raw.

really good wild Asparagus root is quite rare. Most wild Asparagus root is yellow and this is excellent, so long as it is clean, moist and sweet. Connoisseurs tend to buy up entire batches of the really good stuff quickly. But occasionally you can find red wild Asparagus root. This is a treasure — it is the herb that the Taoists call “the flying herb”.

Buy as much as you can when you see it, because it probably won’t be there when you go back to the herb shop again.

Contraindications
Do not use this herb if you do not want to have flying dreams. Do not use this herb if you don’t want to become wise.

Interferon reference:  http://www.ajpcr.com/Vol6Suppl3/229.pdf

 

Shatavari is often prescribed in India to improve the production of breast milk in nursing mothers,

 

One of the most powerful rejuvenating herbs in Ayurvedic medicine, Shatavari is commonly used in India for conditions affecting the female reproductive system, including the mood swings and irritation associated with premenstrual syndrome, as well as menopausal hot flashes.

 

Asparagus Root and Chinese Medicine

Asparagus root is a spirit tonic and a Yin tonic.  It is able to open the heart, prolong life and also tonify both male and female sexual functions.  In Chinese herbalism, it is traditionally used as a major lung tonic.  Asparagus root moistens and purifies the lungs, helping with breathing, removing toxins from the respiratory tract, and improving all respiratory functions.  The skin is considered to be a part of the lung function and asparagus root has great benefits for the skin.  Prolonged consumption sees the skin becoming soft, supple, and smooth, as good skin is the result of pure blood and healthy lungs.  Asparagus root is great for those that have dry skin due to a dry environment or internal dryness.

Asparagus root opens up the heart centre, allowing Shen to flourish.  It manifests as feelings of goodwill, patience, and peace of mind.

Asparagus root also promotes the production of kidney Yin and prolonged use is helpful for sexual weaknesses.  Even though it is best used as a love tonic, asparagus root is often used in tonics that are designed to help with impotence or frigidity on a physical level.  Asparagus root is mildly diuretic and removes heat and pain in the feet, chest, and neck.

Asparagus Root and Ayurvedic Medicine

In Ayurvedic formulations, asparagus root is used to regulate the hormones.  It is best known as an aphrodisiac.

Asparagus root is believed to enhance feelings of love and compassion when taken regularly.  It contains steroidal glycosides, and this may be why it has a reputation for increasing these positive feelings.  Asparagus root is also a nutritive tonic that relieves some of the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome, general exhaustion, and tuberculosis.  It is a nutritive tonic for the lungs.

Asparagus root is also a restorative tonic for the female reproductive system and it can enhance fertility, relieve menstrual cramps, and improve the flow of breast milk.

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