Super Strength Holistically Standardized Astragalus Root Extract
- Immune system support
- Respiratory infections
- Stress reduction
In Chinese medicine, Astragalus root is regarded as one of the most important tonic and health promoting plants. It has enjoyed a long history of use in strengthening the Wei Ch’i or “defensive energy” or as we call it, the immune system. Regarded as a potent tonic for increasing energy levels and stimulating the immune system, astragalus has also been employed effectively as a diuretic, a vasodilator and as a treatment for respiratory infections. It is used to increase resistance to disease and infections, restore a depressed immune system, restore energy reserves and reduce stress. The polysaccharides in Astragalus have been shown to intensify phagocytosis of reticulo-endothelial systems, stimulate pituitary-adrenal cortical activity and restore depleted red blood cell formation in bone marrow. Astragalus is also one of the herbs known to stimulate the bodies natural production of interferon. These immune supportive properties making Astragalus ideal in all cases of immune deficiency. This can range from someone who easily `catches’ colds to someone with cancer.
Astragalus root is also popular in treating any long term sickness, or weakness. It has been considered a critical part for the treatment of chronic infections of mucous membranes, and is used as a tonic in fatigue or general weakness, loss of appetite and spontaneous perspiration due to adrenal weakness. It is believed to improve peripheral tissue oxygen delivery and may also serve as an adaptogen (much like ginseng) by improving the bodies response to and ability to handle stress by augmenting adrenal activity. This property also helps the body combat fatigue.
Modern research on this herb has focused on its use as a post-treatment use as an immunostimulant for patients undergoing chemotherapy. Studies at the National Cancer Institute shown that astragalus strengthens a cancer patient’s immune system. Researchers believe on the basis of cell studies that astragalus augments the white blood cells that fight disease. There is clinical evidence that cancer patients given astragalus during chemotherapy and radiation, both of which reduce the body’s natural immunity while attacking the cancer, recover significantly faster and live longer. It is theorized that astragalus does not directly attack cancers themselves, but instead strengthens the body’s immune system. In these same studies it also has been found that Astragalus promotes adrenal cortical function, which also is critically diminished in cancer patients.
Early clinical studies in China suggest astragalus root might also benefit people with chronic viral hepatitis, though it may take one to two months to see results. Astragalus is presently being investigated as a possible treatment for people living with AIDS and for its potentials to prolong life.
Why our brand?
Our Astragalus Root is a concentrated, certified Kosher and Parve, Super Strength, Holistically Standardized, low alcohol extract packaged in convenient 50ml amber glass bottles with pipette droppers.
Usage: Take 3-6 drops 3 times daily before meals. For the treatment of serious conditions it may take an extended period of time (three to four months) to notice results.
|Astragalus root (Astragalus membranaceus)|
|Pure grain alcohol (20%)|
|Pure filtered water|
Safety Information:Avoid use during pregnancy and during feverish conditions.