Super Strength Holistically Standardized Astragalus Root Extract
Botanical Name: Astragalus membranaceus
Synonyms: Astragale, Astragale à Feuilles de Réglisse, Astragale Queue-de-Renard, Astragale Réglissier, Astragali, Astragalo, Astragalus mongholicus, Astragli Membranceus, Beg Kei, Bei Qi, Buck Qi, Chinese Astragalus, Chinese Milk Vetch, Huang Qi, Huang Se, Hwanggi, Membranous Milk Vetch, Milk Vetch, Mongolian Milk, Ogi, Phaca membranacea, Radix Astragali, Radix Astragalus, Réglisse Bâtarde, Réglisse Sauvage
Family: Leguminsae, Fabaceae
Parts Used: Roots
In Chinese medicine, Astragalus root is regarded as one of the most important tonic and health promoting plants. It has enjoyed a long history of use in strengthening the Wei Ch’i or “defensive energy” or as we call it, the immune system. Regarded as a potent tonic for increasing energy levels and stimulating the immune system, astragalus has also been employed effectively as a diuretic, a vasodilator (blood vessel dilator) and as a treatment for respiratory infections. It is used to increase resistance to disease and infections, restore a depressed immune system, restore energy reserves and reduce stress.
Astragalus Root is available in concentrated, certified Kosher and Pareve, Super Strength Holistically Standardized low alcohol extract packaged in convenient 50ml amber glass bottles with pipette droppers.
Astragalus root (Astragalus membranaceus), Pure grain alcohol (20%), Pure filtered water.
Astragalus has been used for centuries primarily in Asia to support general immune function. The polysaccharides in Astragalus have been shown to intensify phagocytosis of reticulo-endothelial systems, stimulate pituitary-adrenal cortical activity and restore depleted red blood cell formation in bone marrow. Astragalus is also one of the herbs known to stimulate the bodies natural production of interferon. These immune supportive properties making Astragalus ideal in all cases of immune deficiency. This can range from someone who easily `catches’ colds to someone with cancer.
Astragalus is believed to improve peripheral tissue oxygen delivery and may also serve as an adaptogen (much like ginseng) by improving the bodies response to and ability to handle stress by augmenting adrenal activity. This property also helps the body combat fatigue.
Astragalus root is also popular in treating any long term sickness, or weakness. It has been considered a critical part for the treatment of chronic infections of mucous membranes, and is used as a tonic in fatigue or general weakness, loss of appetite and spontaneous perspiration due to adrenal weakness.
Modern research on this herb has focused on its use as a post-treatment use as an immune stimulant for patients undergoing chemotherapy. Studies at the National Cancer Institute shown that astragalus strengthens a cancer patient’s immune system. Researchers believe on the basis of cell studies that astragalus augments the white blood cells that fight disease. There is clinical evidence that cancer patients given astragalus during chemotherapy and radiation, both of which reduce the body’s natural immunity while attacking the cancer, recover significantly faster and live longer. It is theorized that astragalus does not directly attack cancers themselves, but instead strengthens the body’s immune system. In these same studies it also has been found that Astragalus promotes adrenal cortical function, which also is critically diminished in cancer patients.
Early clinical studies in China suggest astragalus root might also benefit people with chronic viral hepatitis, though it may take one to two months to see results. Astragalus is presently being investigated as a possible treatment for people living with AIDS and for its potentials to prolong life.
Health Canada License (NPN): 80023376
Storage: Astragalus Root should be stored tightly sealed in a cool, dry area until it is required.
Usage: Take 2ml (approximately 70 drops) daily.
Safety Information: Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have an auto-immune disorder Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Keep out of the reach of children.