astragalus membranaceus

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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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Yang, "Effect of Astragalus membranaceus aqueous extract on oxidative stress in exhausting exercise mice," Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment, vol.
TCM I was composed of six dried herbs; Agastache rugosa, Rhizoma Atractylodes, Aurantii Nobilis Pericarpium, Magnolia officinalis, Astragalus membranaceus, and Scutellaria baicalensis.
Antihyperhydrotic herbs that may be incorporated into formulations for symptomatic relief of sweating include Salvia officinalis (sage) and the Chinese herbs Astragalus membranaceus root and Zizyphus spinosa seed.
Echinacea purpurea, Astragalus membranaceus and Glycyrrhiza glabra are well-known to herbalists for, among other actions, their immunostimulating properties.
Review of the botanical characteristics, phytochemistry, and pharmacology of Astragalus membranaceus (Huangqi)," Phytotherapy Research, vol.
The majority of the herbs were Chinese herbs, the most popular five being Ligusticum chuanxiong, Polygonum multiflorum, Astragalus membranaceus, Panax ginseng and Acorus tatarinowii.
2005) reported that dietary supplement of 1,3-1,6-[beta]-glucan from Chinese herb Astragalus membranaceus did not show improvement of entire performances.
An initial general review of the literature indicated that Althea officinalis (AL; Marshmallow) and Astragalus membranaceus (AS; also known as Huang Qi in traditional Chinese medicine) are just two of the many plant species that have been used in alternative medical therapies for many years (e.
2008), Astragalus membranaceus lectin also induces apoptosis in leukemia cells in a caspase dependent manner (Huang et al.
Each capsule consisted of 360 mg extract equivalent to 2354 mg of dry herb of Zingiberis officinalis root 429 mg, Paeoniae alba root 156 mg, Astragalus membranaceus root 313 mg, Salviae miltiorrhizae root 556 mg, Ramulus cinnamomi twig 299 mg, Semen coicis seed 538 mg and Codonopsis pilosula root 63 mg.