What is green, long and phallic in nature? The Asparagus of course! In herbal medicine there is a category which certain medicinal herbs and plants fall into called the signature of doctrine. This means that herbs and other healing foods often look like the very thing they heal. Asparagus due to its phallic looking nature is known as an aphrodisiac.
But, does it really elicit sexual excitement? Is there any truth to this spring time vegetable that, let’s be honest, looks like a penis?