Western Botanicals Astragalus root extract
Used traditionally for allergies and frequent colds. Also for diabetes, kidney problems, prolapsed organs, and slow-healing skin eruptions.
Astragalus plays a vital role in Chinese medicine. It has been
historically to treat infections of the mucus membranes of the body,
especially the urinary and respiratory tracts. This herb is also known
to help strengthen the immune system by stabilizing the
shield or defenses against viruses and bacteria. This herb is
oftentimes likened unto Echinacea,however,the difference between the
two herbs is that Astragalus can also be used as a long-term
preventative and restorative herb,both to prevent illness and to renew
energy and the body's overall CHI or
Chinese name for Astragalus is Huang qi,which means yellow
energy. This herb is considered a treatment for frequent
chronic lung weakness,shortness of breath,weak digestion,general
weakness or fatigue,lack of appetite,diabetes,organ prolapse,
nephritis,stomach ulcers,and it is also known as a liver protectant
and heart tonic.
Astragalus is widely known to help strengthen
both the vital parts of the immune system: nonspecific immunity,which
protects against a wide range of foreign invaders,and specific
immunity,which enlists individual antibodies to target specific
invaders (antigens). At least three polysaccharides and two saponin
constituents may be invaders in these effects.