astragalus membranaceus


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astragalus

A life-prolonging adaptogenic, vasodilator, anti-viral, anti-cancer antibacterial immunity-stimulating herb that produces extra interferon in the body. Used with cancer therapies because it counteracts the immune suppressing effects of cancer drugs and radiation. Extremely useful remedy for physical weakness and drained energy conditions like chronic fatigue, candida, herpes, hypoglycemia and exhaustion. Works great when used together with Ginseng. Great for spleen and lungs, increases “life energy” and stamina. Good for reducing night sweats and fluid retention. Vasodilating properties help noticeably lower blood pressure, improve circulation, break up blood clots to prevent heart disease. Boosts burned out adrenals for energy, helps normalize nervous system, balance hormones. Very good for lungs, respiratory conditions and helping regenerate bronchi cells. Beneficial to gastrointestinal tract. The root is the medicinally used part, and isn’t ready to be used until the 4th or 5th year of plant growth. Hairy stems with leaves made up of 12 - 18 pairs of leaflets. Other species of astragalus can be poisonous, but Astragalus membranaceus has no detrimental components and is used worldwide medicinally. Very popular in China. Sliced roots available in most chinese herbal stores. Unripe fleshy seed pods resemble green plums and are edible.
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Purification and characterization of a chitinase (sAMC) with antifungal activity from seeds of Astragalus membranaceus. Process Biochem., 46: 1370-1374
In vitro and in vivo antitumor effects of Astragalus membranaceus. Cancer Lett.
Subsequently, YTE and the extracts from Astragalus membranaceus were analyzed by HPLC-ELSD with gradient elution.
The dose of each herb used in rats was 1.5g/kg body weight for Angelica sinensis and Astragalus membranaceus, 1.2 g/kg body weight for Angelica dahurica and Gleditsia sinensis thorns, which was calculated according to the dose used in patients (0.25 g/kg and 0.2g/kg, resp.).
A Chinese herbal formulation known as Qian-kun-nin ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.]), which consists of 14 herbs including Coptis chinensis, astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus), jasmine (Jasminum officinale), wolfiporia fungus (Wolfiporia extensa) (syn.
Leung, "In vitro and in vivo anti-tumor effects of Astragalus membranaceus," Cancer Letters, vol.
A TCM formulation Dang Gui Buxue Tang, a 1:5 combination of Angelica sinensis with Astragalus membranaceus root (Family Fabaceae), 3 g per day of a spray dried aqueous extract, was found to be statistically superior to placebo in treatment of mild hot flushes in a 6 month RCT with 100 symptomatic women (Haines 2008).
The effect of Echinacea purpurea, Astragalus membranaceus and Glycyrrhiza glabra on CD69 expression and immune cell activation in humans.
Astragalus membranaceus is a Chinese herb believed to strengthen the immune system.
* Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus) has been shown to increase nearly every phase of immune-system activity.
Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus) is one of the most important herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine.
Astragalus membranaceus grows in the wild along the edges of woodlands, in thickets, open woods and grasslands.