Asparagus is a food widely used in Brazilian cuisine, as it is not only tasty but also beneficial to the body. What few people know is that the roots of this food are also great sources of medicinal properties.For example, in its composition, asparagus has beta-carotene, vitamin C, K and complex B, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and fiber. And it is through these properties that asparagus is indicated for various health problems.

The benefits of asparagus

This food is indicated for women who are in the gestational period, as it is able to prevent neural tube disorders in babies who are in formation. Such benefit comes from the presence of folic acid in the composition of the asparagus.

However, before mothers-to-be add this food to their diets, it is necessary to talk to the doctor and ask for guidance on the case.

In addition to taking care of the health of the baby in formation, asparagus is also indicated to prevent premature aging and some types of cancer. It also fights asthma, arthritis and atherosclerosis. In fact, cardiovascular disease has no place when asparagus is put into action.

making tea

The way to make tea is through decoction, a specific process for hard substances such as stems and roots. In the case of asparagus, due to the structure of the plant, it is not possible to make tea through the infusion as it is not soluble in water.

For this reason, the main ingredient must be crushed or cut into small pieces and immediately thrown into the container with water. Afterwards, just wait for it to boil for 10 minutes, strain and ingest as soon as the drink is lukewarm.

In the case of asparagus tea, the proportionality of the ingredients is three liters of water for every 40 g of roots. As for consumption, it should be moderate, that is, three cups a day. The preference is for the liquid to be ingested between the main meals of the day. And the rest that is left over can be stored in the refrigerator in a closed container, for a maximum of one day.