Astragalus root is best known for its powerful immune system boosting capabilities. It has been used in traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years, often in combination with other herbs, to strengthen the body against disease. Astragalus is an adaptogen, meaning it helps protect the body against various stresses, including physical, mental, or emotional stress. It has antioxidant effects that naturally inhibit free radical production. Astragalus may be beneficial for reducing the occurrence of colds and upper respiratory infections and help to lower both blood sugar and blood pressure.
Astragalus has antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. It can also be used topically for wounds. In the United States, researchers have investigated astragalus as a possible treatment for people whose immune systems have been compromised by chemotherapy or radiation. In these studies, astragalus supplements have been shown to speed recovery and extend life expectancy.
Recent research in China indicates that astragalus may offer antioxidant benefits to people with severe forms of heart disease, relieving symptoms and improving heart function. At low-to-moderate doses, astragalus has few side effects, although it may interact with other herbs and prescription medications. Astragalus may also have mild diuretic (rids the body of excess fluid) activity.
Modern Chinese clinical studies have found that the herb contains an anti-clotting agent and has vaso-dilating properties, helping to improve circulation. Chinese researchers have had good preliminary results using Astragalus compounds called astragalosides for congestive heart failure.
Astragalus Root is said to help strengthen and restore normal immune function in seriously debilitated patients. Many modern researchers claim that the herb appears to increase the production of the body's T-cells (white blood cells), which attack the invaders that cause disease, and seems to protect healthy cells while defending against unhealthy cells. The herb also activates the important malignant growth suppressing gene p53 that prevents defective cells from multiplying. Gene p53 acts as a "molecular patrolman" that ensures that genetically defective cells do not multiply and may reduce the risk of malignant diseases.
According to clinical trials from the University of California, Berkeley, Astragalus was shown to increase chemotherapy efficacy and reduce toxicity when combined with platinum-based chemotherapy to improve survival and tumor response for systemic treatments for advanced small-cell lung cancer. Astragalus has been shown to have immunologic benefits by stimulating macrophage and natural killer cell activity and inhibiting T-helper cell type 2 cytokines.
Some possible benefits of our raw organic Astragalus root powder may include:
● Adaptogen - protects the body from stress
● Fights Colds, Flus, & persistent infections
● Reduces Fevers
● Supports Adrenal function
● Multiple allergies
● Reduces Asthma
● Fights chronic fatigue
● Fatigue or lack of appetite associated with chemotherapy
● Fights Anemia
● Helps heal wounds
● Cardiovascular support
● Supports healthy Kidney function
● Lowers Blood Sugar
● Reduces stomach ulcers
● Reduces digestive problems such as diarrhea, gas & bloating
Suggested Use: Mix 2 teaspoons with juice, yogurt, add to your favorite smoothie, or infuse into a tea.
Botanical Name: Astragalus membranaceus
Other Names: Milk Vetch Root, Huang Qi
Origin: China - Certified Organic
Z Natural Foods strives to offer the highest quality organically grown, raw, vegan, gluten free, non-GMO products available and exclusively uses low temperature drying techniques to preserve all the vital enzymes and nutrients. Our raw Astragalus Root powder is certified organic and passes our strict quality assurance which includes testing for botanical identity, heavy metals, chemicals and microbiological contaminants. ZNaturalFoods.com offers raw Organic Astragalus Root powder packaged in airtight stand-up, resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness. Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing it in order to preserve maximum potency. Keep your Organic raw Astragalus Root powder in a cool, dark, dry place.
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