Astragalus (Latin name: Astragalus membranaceus)
Plant Astragalus is native to northern China and Sichuan and Yunnan provinces. There are over 2000 varieties of Astragalus in the world, but Chinese Astragalus has been the most studied and subjected to research in botany, and pharmacology.
Astragalus contains many active elements, such as polysaccharides, flavonoids, triterpene glycosides, trace minerals and amino acids.
Medicinal properties of Astragalus:
According to researchers, medicinal plant Astragalus has favorable effects
on the immune system. It is the best immunological prevention of influenza.
Laboratory research on some of the root extracts showed a protective effect in liver cells subjected to certain poisons. An anti-inflammatory also been found.
Astragalus also contains a flavonoid called astragalin, which is a powerful antioxidant.
Astragalus is useful in cases of:
- Impaired immune system
- Tendency to infection
- Night sweats
- Colds and flu (only as prevention)
- Heart problems (prevention or after a crisis)
- Insufficient urine production
The use of Astragalus:
Traditional Chinese medicine recommends a daily dose up to 500mg of dry
extract per day. This extract can be consumed in capsule form.
There are also astragalus as a tincture. From 20 to 25 drops once or twice daily, or follow the manufacturer's instructions.
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