Astragalus Root Extract 4oz
Astragalus Root Extract 8:1 Dual Extract 4oz
Astragalus root (Huang Qi) has been a superior tonic herb in Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years. It is used to support the immune system and boost energy. Astragalus is a “qi” tonic in Chinese Medicine, tonifying what the Chinese call "wei qi" or "protective qi" which is the energy that helps the body fight off external pathogens. Astragalus may help enhance your immune system to prevent and fight bacterial and viral infections, including the common cold.
Astragalus contains three components that allow the plant to have such a positive impact on human health: saponins, flavonoids and polysaccharides. Saponins are known for their ability to lower cholesterol, improve the immune system and prevent cancer. Flavanoids, also found in astragalus, provide health benefits through cell signaling. They show antioxidant qualities, control and scavenge free radicals, and can help prevent heart disease, cancer and immunodeficiency viruses. Polysaccharides are known to have antimicrobial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory capabilities.
Free radical damage is the main component in disease and aging, and the compounds found in astragalus fight this damage and prevent oxidative stress. The herb’s polysaccharides have positive effects on the immune system and improvement of the function of the brain, both of which could lengthen life span.
Astragalus has been studied as an anti-diabetic. Studies show its ability to relieve insulin resistance and treat diabetes naturally. The herb’s saponins, flavonoids and polysaccharides all are effective in treating and regulating type 1 and 2 diabetes. They’re able to increase insulin sensitivity, protect pancreatic beta cells and also act as anti-inflammatories in areas related to diabetes symptoms.
People with autoimmune diseases should speak with their doctors before starting astragalus because of its ability to stimulate the immune system.
Anti-Diabetic Research: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3855992/
Inhibition of Hepatitis B cells in Liver: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19122295
Lung Protective Effects in bronchopulmonary dysplasia: https://www.spandidos-publications.com/ijmm/34/6/1529?text=fulltext
Skin healing and Anti-scar: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22143155
Mitochondrial Protection: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3291990/