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Astragalus Root – Powder

There are many different species of astragalus (also known as Huang qi or milk vetch), with most supplements containing astragalus membranaceus. Astragalus root is a herb that has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries with many supposed health benefits from boosting your immune system to anti-ageing properties. This herb is believed to prolong life and is used to treat a variety of ailments, including fatigue, allergies and even the common cold thanks to the many active plant compounds contained within the plant. Astragalus is also said to help with treating osteoarthritis, asthma, as well as helping to lower blood pressure and sugar levels.

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Studies have actually shown that astragalus has antiviral properties and stimulates the immune system, with antioxidant effects that inhibit free radical production. These free radicals can damage cells and are linked with many of the health problems related to aging.

• Astragalus is an adaptogen protecting the body from stress and disease (strengthening immunity).
• Diabetes-friendly, Astragalus has been known to lower blood sugar.
• Several studies suggest that astragalus may act as an antioxidant and help treat heart disease. Other studies suggest astragalus may help lower cholesterol levels.
• One study found that astragalus may help reduce symptoms in people who have allergic rhinitis or hayfever / seasonal allergies.

 

Reference:
University of Maryland Medical Center
Source: Astragalus | University of Maryland Medical Center http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/astragalus#ixzz38mMLMTG7