Astragalus Root Powder - Organic

Astragalus is an adaptogen that may possess a powerful tool to support the body's healthy response to various stresses including physical, mental or emotional stress. Our Astragalus Root Powder has a variety of possible antioxidant properties that may help the body naturally inhibit free radical production.

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Recent research indicates that astragalus may possibly offer antioxidant support to people with a variety of ailments. At low-to-moderate doses, astragalus only has few side effects, although it may interact with other herbs and prescription medications. Astragalus may possibly have mild diuretic (rids the body of excess fluid) activity.

Modern Chinese clinical studies have also found that the herb may contain an anti-clotting agent and may possibly support healthy circulation. Chinese researchers have had good preliminary results using astragalus compounds called astragalosides for possibly supporting a healthy heart. Astragalus root is said to possibly support a healthy immune system response in seriously debilitated patients. Science shows that the herb appears to possibly support the production of healthy T-cells (white blood cells), which attack the invaders that cause disease, and may help to support healthy cells while defending against unhealthy cells. The herb may also possibly activate the p53 gene that prevents defective cells from multiplying. Gene p53 acts as a "molecular patrolman" that ensures that genetically defective cells do not multiply.

Some possible traditional uses of Raw Organic Astragalus Root Powder may include:

  • Is an Adaptogen - which may support a healthy stress response
  • May support a healthy immune system response
  • May support healthy adrenal function
  • May support a healthy response to allergies
  • Possibly helps to reduce asthma reactions
  • May support the body's ability to fight fatigue
  • May support the body's natural appetite
  • May support the the body's ability to build healthy RBC
  • May support the healing of wounds
  • May support cardiovascular health
  • May support healthy kidney function
  • May support healthy blood sugar levels
  • Possibly helps to reduce stomach ulcers
  • May support a healthy digestive system

Constituents of Astragalus Root include:

  • Phytochemicals: Saponins, flavonoids, polysaccharides and glycosides, soyasapogenoside, formononentin, calycosin, canavanine, gama-aminobutyric acid, asparamide, prolin, astragaloside I, astragaloside II, astragaloside IV; 3S-(-)mucronulatol-7-D-glucopyranoside, astraglan I, astraglan II, astraglan III, astragaloside V-VIII, dimethyl 4, 4-dimethoxy-5, 6, 5', 6'-dimethylenedioxybiphenyl-2, 2-dicar-oxylate, daucosterol, isorhamnetin, formononetin4-O-glucoside, Beta-sitosterol, astrafalussaponin I,II,III, kumatakenin, 1-3-hydroxy-9-methoxpterocarpan

  • Trace minerals: Iron, zinc

  • Amino Acids: Aspartic acid, threonine, serine, glutamic acid, glycine, alanine, methionine, isoleucine, leucinine, trytophan, phenylalanine, cystine

  • Lipids: Linoleic acid, linolenic acid

  • Vitamins: Choline, betaine, folic acid

  • Flavones: Kaempferol, quercetin, quercetin-3-glucoside

For additional constituent information, refer to: Medical herbalism by David Hoffman

This product is 100% natural and minimally processed. Taste, smell, texture, and color may vary from batch to batch.

Suggested Use: Mix 1 teaspoon with juice, yogurt, add to your favorite smoothie, or infuse into a tea.

Other Preparations:

Decoction: Use the ratio of 1 tablespoon of herb for every 10 ounces of water. Put it all in a pot and bring to a boil. Once boiling lower to a simmer for 20-30 minutes covered. Turn the heat off and allow the mixture to sit for another 10 minutes. Strain and serve (This method is specific for barks and roots)

Tincture: This method can take 15 to 30 days. You will need 3 items (mason jar with cover, the herb/herbs of your choice, liquid for extracting). The extracting liquid can be alcohol, alcohol/ water combo, vinegar or vegetable glycerin. Take the product and fill the jar ¾ full, add the liquid of your choice and close the jar. Then shake the jar so everything is well mixed. Give the jar a good 5 minute shake, several times a day.  After 15 to 30 days strain and bottle in glass tincture jars.

Mixing Suggestion: To increase flavor and nutritional profile combine with our reishi powder, fo-ti powder and lucuma.

Botanical Name: Astragalus membranaceus.

Other Names: Milk Vetch Root, Huang Qi, Astragalus mongholicus, Huang-qi, Milk-vetch root.

Parts Used: Astragalus Root.

Ingredients: Raw Astragalus Root.

Origin: Grown and dried in China. Packaged with care in Florida, USA.

Certifications: USDA 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 passes our strict quality assurance which typically 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 Raw Organic Astragalus Root Powder in a cool, dark, dry place.

 

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