Astragalus Astragalus MembranaceusBotanical Name: Astragalus membranaceusCommon Names: Milk-vetch root, Huang-Qi, Yellow Vetch, Bok KayAstragalus root has been used as one of the primary immune boosters in China for many centuries. It is also known as milk vetch root, huang-qi and bok kay. Astragalus herb is an adaptogen, that is, it has a balancing effect on bodily functions. In China, it is considered a Qi tonic. Traditionally, this wonderful herb is used as a Chi (life force) tonic and energy tonic and may be used to stimulate immune function, improve circulation, prevent colds and flu, increase energy, alleviate acute conditions, cleanse liver and kidneys, strengthen digestion, balance blood pressure, and benefit degenerative disorders. Some of the known active components include flavonoids, alkaloid, monosaccharides, polysaccharides, free amino acids, trace minerals (including selenium, zinc, iron, etc) and polyphenols.Astragalus increases the energy and helps to fight against weakness and disease. Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus) herb is very well reputed for the treatment of frequent colds, 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 Research Summary:Studies have confirmed that astragalus contains medicinally active compounds, including a polysaccharide that stimulates the immune system. Another study proved that astragalus is very helpful in boosting immune response. In China, after drug or radiation treatment astragalus is taken by cancer patients to enhance immunity. Astragalus (Bok Kay) may protect body cells against chemical toxins and heavy metals. Astragalus is a good source of the essential trace mineral selenium. It can boosts the effects when it is combined in formulas with ginseng and other Chinese herbs. Astragalus (Huang-Qi) is one of the most valuable tonics; it neutralizes fevers, improves digestion and acts as a valuable diuretic.In the United States, studies have shown that astragalus can increase T-cell counts that may help improve immunity function in cancer patients. National Cancer Institute researchers are trying to explore more medical benefits of astragalus, including the treatment of Hepatitis, AIDS.Researches in China have indicated that astragalus may offer antioxidant benefits in people with severe forms of heart disease, relieving symptoms and improving heart function. Some more studies have suggested that astragalus is very beneficial for immune function and also improve survival in some people with cancer.Astragalus Benefits:Improve immunity functionIncrease T-cell countsImprove circulationAlleviate acute conditionsWorks as an antioxidantBalances blood pressureSource of essential trace mineralUsed as an energy tonicPrevents colds and fluActs as a valuable diureticSide Effects:No adverse side effects have been reported in any of the studiesRecommended For:Immune function, infection, cardiac arrest, cardiac arrest, hepatitis, alleviates acute conditions; cleanse liver and kidneys, diabetes, organ prolapse, nephritis, stomach ulcersAstragalus Precautions:Keep out of the reach of childrenIt is not recommended for use during acute, feverish conditions.If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your health care professional before using this product.