Astragalus root c/s
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Botanical: Astragalus membranaceus Other common names: Locoweed, Milk Vetch Root, Huang Qi, Membranous, Chinese Astragalus. Country of Origin: China 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...
Botanical: Astragalus membranaceus
Other common names: Locoweed, Milk Vetch Root, Huang Qi, Membranous, Chinese Astragalus.
Country of Origin: China
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.
Astragalus Root is an energy tonic and a mild stimulant that combats fatigue and prolonged stress. It is used to increase metabolism, stamina, strength and vitality.
Astragalus is considered an herbal "adaptogen," or agent 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.
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. It is also thought to accelerate healing in the bronchial tubes and promote better breathing, which can be helpful in cases of emphysema.
As a plant diuretic, urine flow is improved by Astragalus Root, which may also reduce the potential of infection in the bladder. The herb has been used as a treatment for bladder infections caused by Proteus, which can cause kidney stones. It is also said to be an anti-hypertensive, which promotes healthy blood pressure by helping to rid the body of excess water weight.
When used during cold and flu season, Astragalus Root is thought to be a reliable treatment for the common cold, as well as protect against the number of colds caught or possibly shorten their duration. The herb 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 a natural 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.
If you are undergoing chemotherapy, do not take Astragalus Root - or any other medication - without first consulting a health care provider who is familiar with this herb. Astragalus should not be taken if fever is present.
Astragalus is incompatible with prescription medications often given after a heart attack and as a blood thinner, it should not be used by those who take blood thinning drugs (Coumadin, etc.) Some beta-blockers may be less effective when taken with Astragalus, and this herb should be used in consultation with a physician by those on immuno-suppressive therapy.
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