Asparagus is used along with lots of fluids as "irrigation therapy" to increase urine output. It is also used for bladder infections (urinary tract infections), joint pain, obesity, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
In foods, asparagus spears are eaten as a vegetable. This can produce a pungent odor in the urine in some people. The seed and root extracts of asparagus are used in alcoholic beverages.
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