asparagus

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Related to Asparagus officinalis: Asparagus racemosus
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Synonyms for asparagus

plant whose succulent young shoots are cooked and eaten as a vegetable

edible young shoots of the asparagus plant

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Asparanin A isolated from Asparagus officinalis L, has been found to induce cell cycle arrest by triggering apoptosis via a p53-independent manner in human hepatocellular carcinoma HepG2 cells (Liu et al.
Asparagus officinalis - this spring vegetable is helped along by dill, coriander, tomatoes, basil, parsley and marigolds, the latter keeping asparagus beetle at bay, but does not in particular like the company of potatoes or alliums.
Anyone who has eaten Asparagus officinalis will be familiar with this side effect, like eating beetroot, a worrying discovery for the debutante.
Asparagus officinalis is a common vegetable that is widely consumed worldwide, and has long been used as an herbal medicine due to its anticancer effects.