'Asparagus for Cancer' - Cancer News Journal, December 1979 (no internet article link)

Article hand copied from incomplete paper records, obtained from archived files in Cape Town, South Africa, 1991 

Originally attributed to the work of Richard R. Vensal, D.D.S. - by an unknown author who was a biochemist, and who treated his own mother who was on stage 3 lung cancer, resulting in a cancer cell count drop from 386 to 125 (unit unknown) in one month of asparagus therapy (pureed full stalk canned asparagus, 8 teaspoons per day)

Case 1. A man with lymph gland cancer (Hodgkin's disease) - virtually hopeless stage and patient completely incapacitated. One year after starting asparagus therapy there were no signs of cancer and he was following a rigorous exercise regime.

Case 2. 68 year old businessman had suffered with cancer of the bladder for 16 years. Years of medical treatment including radiation treatment yielded no improvements. Three months after starting asparagus therapy the bladder tumour had disappeared and kidneys were normal.

Case 3. March 5th 1971. Lung cancer patient sent home to die after initial exploratory surgery and surgeon declaring cancer too widely spread. Patient found out about asparagus and started self medication on April 5th. By August that year x-rays revealed all signs of lung cancer were missing, patient was back at work by that time.

Case 4. Female patient with history of multiple, advanced skin cancers. Three months after starting asparagus therapy skin lesions had disappeared and skin specialist reported skin healthy. Woman also reported that her kidney stones had disappeared (she had had ten separate operations for kidney stones and at the time was receiving disability payments for an inoperable, terminal kidney condition.

In 1854, the 'Elements of Materia Medica' edited by a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, stated that asparagus was a popular remedy for kidney stones. This article referred to experiments dating back to 1739, on the power of asparagus to dissolve stones!


Use organic asparagus with no pesticides or preservatives. Liquify. Dosage 4 full teaspoons morning and evening.


Asparagus contains protein called histones, which are believed to be active in controlling cell growth (note cancer cells evidence abnormal cell growth and high rates of replication). The theory is that asparagus acts as a cell growth normaliser. Asparagus has also been tested to contain one of the highest concentrations of glutathione, which is also considered one of the body's most potent anti-carcinogenics and anti-oxidants.