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Asparagus root & Parsley root
Asparagus root is used in various systems as a Yin tonic. It cools and moistens, strengthens the Kidneys and supports the hormones.
Parsley root is a Yang tonic. It stimulates Kidney function, and promotes Urine.
Together, they strengthen the Kidneys, benefiting both Yin and Yang of the Kidneys, promote Urine, clear Damp, and open Obstructions. This combination may be given for Strangury, Dysuria, and Edema. It is useful for Obesity and lower body fluid accumulation due to Kidney deficiency.
It promotes Menstruation, and was used for the ill-color of young girls with Primary Amenorrhea.
Note that these two roots are part of the Five Opening Roots, along with the roots of Celery, Fennel and Butchers Broom. They are therefore useful in obstructions of the lower body in general, and Kidneys and Bladder specifically. They are specific for lower body obstruction and fluid accumulation associated with Kidney deficiency.
Comp. Syrup of Mugwort, Syrup of the Five Opening Roots, Compound Oxymel of Renodeus, Tincture Against Convulsions
In addition, the Blessed Laxative (Nicolas), Electuary for a Duke (Nicolas), The Queen of Colen’s Electuary, Electuary of Seeds, The Stone-Breaking Powder (Nicolas), Electuarium Justinum (Nicolas) all combined the seeds of Asparagus and Parsley.
1. Convulsions: add Hyssop, Rue, Sage, Rosemary, Peony root and Calamus (as in Tincture Against Convulsions)
2. Add the Cold Seeds, Licorice and Cinnamon as a diuretic, for Strangury, Dysuria and Kidney pain.