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1 Asparagus is recognized in modern times, as exercising a strong action on the kidneys. Fée says, that according to Dr. Broussais, it is a sedative to palpitations of the heart, an assertion, the truth of which, he says, his own experience has confirmed. The root is also looked upon as diuretic.
2 Asparagus seed is not used in modern pharmacy, and it is very doubtful if it possesses any virtues at all.
3 Fée says that there is no truth in this assertion.
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