Astragalus Root

Scientific Name: Astragalus membranaceous (Huang Qi)

Astragalus Root Information

A member of the pea family, Astragalus is used medicinally in its native China as an immune strengthener and general tonic. In fact, it is one of the best herbs in the world for enhancing the protective effects of the immune system. Astragalus incresaes the levels of certain immune cells that fight viruses and other microbial intruders. Astragalus also stimulates the secretion of a powerful anti-viral chemical known as interferon, which prevents viruses from replicating. In addition, it has been shown that astragalus has a supportive effect on bone marrow, the core of the bones where white blood cells mature. Astragalus boosts the levels of anti-bodies in the body.

Astragalus Root Benefits

  • Enhances activity of immune cells such as macrophages that are known to destroy cancer cells
  • Excellent herb for frequent colds and upper respiratory infections like bronchitis
  • Integral component of digestive formulas
  • Increases circulation to the surface of the skin, enabling greater blood flow to clear out toxins
  • Energizing tonic, similar to ginseng
  • Tones the liver and has diuretic properties

Astragalus Root Nutrient Content

Not a whole lot is known about the exact constituents of this herb that boosts immune function. They do, however, contains substances called saponins, which have immunity-enhancing properties.

Astragalus Root Notes

Considered a safe herb when taken at the recommended dosage(s). There are no known side effects or contra-indications at this time.

Astragalus Root Products

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  Nature's Herbs : Astragalus Plus 
 100 caps, 400 mg  $8.99   $5.95   More info 
  Nature's Herbs : Astragalus Power 
 60 caps, 455 mg  $19.99   $11.95   More info Discontinued
  Natures Way : Astragalus Root 
 100 caps  $9.49   $5.95   More info 
  Nature's Answer : Astragalus 
 1 oz  $10.99   $6.95   More info 
  Nature's Answer : Astragalus Root (alcohol-free) 
 1 oz  $10.99   $6.95   More info 

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