August 14, 2009
Asparagus extract may ease hangovers
Asparagus extract may ease hangovers and protect the liver against toxins found in alcohol, researchers in South Korea said.
Asparagus, a common vegetable used worldwide, long has been known for its antifungal, anti-inflammatory and diuretic properties.
The amino acid and mineral contents were found to be much higher in the leaves than the shoots, Kim said.
Together, however, in an extract, the leaves and shoots significantly eased alcohol's oxidative stress on liver cells and the toxic effects associated with a hangover, Kim said.