Astragalus Root Standardized Extract (0.3% Astr.)
Botanical: Astragalus membranaceus
Family: Leguminosae (legume) – Fabaceae (pea)
Other common names: Locoweed, Milk Vetch Root, Huang Qi, Chinese Astragalus
Promote resistance to infection, and hopefully reduce the number of colds and flu with Astragalus Root. Oriental herbalists have used it for centuries to maintain healthy blood sugar levels, treat coronary heart problems and lower blood pressure. Many people also use it as an overall good-health tonic to support healthy digestion and to help increase energy levels and stamina.
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Astragalus is a bushy plant with hairy stems that grow to sixteen inches and includes many species that are used interchangeably. First recorded for its importance as a tonic herb over two thousand years ago in China, Oriental herbalists have used it for centuries, usually in combination with other herbs, for wide variety of ailments. Many Western researchers are just beginning to discover its benefits and striking results. Recent studies suggest that Astragalus appears to help activate the immune system, enhancing the body’s natural ability to fight major diseases. This ancient cure-all contains betaine, beta-sitosterol, calcium, choline, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, zinc, flavonoids, essential fatty acids and polysaccharides (the main nutrient that feeds our bodies).
Astragalus Root is an energy tonic is a mild stimulant that combats fatigue and prolonged stress. It is used to increase metabolism, stamina, strength and vitality.
Astragalus is considered an “adaptogen,” an herb that tends to normalize body functions and reinstate metabolic balance after physically and emotionally stressful situations have altered those functions. It helps the body to adapt and return to a sense of well-being.
Modern Chinese clinical studies have found that the herb contains an anti-clotting agent and has vaso-dilating properties, helping to prevent coronary heart disease and improving circulation.
Astragalus Root is said to help strengthen and restore normal immune function in seriously debilitated patients. Many modern researchers claim that the herb appears to increase the production of the body’s T-cells (white blood cells), which attack the invaders that cause disease, and seems to protect healthy cells while defending against unhealthy cells
This tonic is reputed to protect the immune system and promote resistance against invasive infection. It is said to be useful in treating immune-deficiency related problems, including the debilitating effects of AIDS, by stimulating the activity of T-helper cells tha aret depleted by AIDS.
Astragalus is considered an anti-inflammatory. It is said to be effective in relieving the discomforts associated with lung weakness and may promote general healing.
As a diuretic, urine flow is improved by Astragalus, which may also reduce the potential of infection in the bladder. It is also said to be an anti-hypertensive, which promotes healthy blood pressure by helping to rid the body of excess water weight.
In treating the common cold, when used during cold and flu season, the herb is thought to protect against the number of colds caught or possibly shorten their duration. Astragalus seems to increase the body’s level of antibodies and interferon (the protein compound that slows the course of viral infection) in the body.
Astragalus increases the flow of bile and digestive fluids and supports good digestion and also helps to support adrenal gland, liver and spleen function. It is an antibacterial that helps to eliminate toxins, thus promoting the healing of damaged tissue. In supporting the liver it is also thought to protect it against the chemical damage caused by chemotherapy.
Take two (2) to three (3) capsules, one (1) time each day with a morning or mid-day meal.
If you are undergoing chemotherapy, do not take Astragalus, or any other medication, without first consulting a doctor who is familiar with this herb. Astragalus should not be taken if fever is present.