Astragalus Membranaceus (milkvetch)
Astralagus is rich in many substances stimulate immunity system of human organism. In China, Astralagus is used as remedy in prevention of many diseases. Even though it’s yellow flowers look frangible, this plant is resistant to unfavorable weather. The most important part of this herb is its root containing many beneficial substances including polysaccharides which are important for strengthening immunity. The optimal age of the plant to be harvested is between four to seven years.
The most frequent usage of Astralagus
The Astralagus strengthens immunity system, especially after chemotherapy or irradiation, and also helps to prevent from respiratory infections.
Astralagus – research and effects
Astralagus strengthens organism as tonic; it increases diseases resistance, fills with energy and maintains organism in a good shape. It is also an antioxidant helping organism to fight free radicals damaging histological cells. It also probably has anti-bacterial and anti-virous effects. Dietary supplements containing Astralagus is possible without any troubles use in combination eith other medicaments.
Astralagus has the strongest effect on coldness, influenza, bronchitis and lateral sinus nasals inflammation because it disables virus to infect respiratory mucosa. Similarly to Echinacea, Astralagus is able to fight pathogenic spores in initial phase of infection. In advanced stages of disease, this herb might shorten its last and mitigate its symptoms. Astralagus also reduces negative impact caused by stress on health condition. In China, Astralagus represents a remedy regulating immunity system and protect bone marrow of patients suffering from cancer during chemotherapy or irradiation. This plant’s qualities result from T-cells production, natural protectors. Astralagus also supports production of interferons, antivirus substances. Due to its stimulative abilities, this herb is applied as helpful remedy form patients infected with AIDS. In addition, widening blood-vessels and improving blood flow through tissues means, Astralagus helps to modify abnormal perspiration and to decrease blood pressure.
How to use Astralagus Membranaceus
To strengthen immunity system: Use 200 mg of Astralagus root once or twice a day for three weeks, and then replace it with Echinacea or Uncaria in three days intervals. In treatment of bronchitis: Use 200 mg four times per day until symptoms disappear or at least are reduced. It is recommended to choose product containing 0,5 % of glycosides and 70 % of polysaccharides. Astralagus can be used anytime during the day after or before meal, or even on empty stomach.
Astralagus – contraindications
Long term studies and testing had evidenced, Astralagus causes no adverse effects.
Notifications about Astralagus
Pregnant or nursing women should consult the usage of Astralagus Membranaceus with their physician. Also, the usage of Astralagus should be discussed with a physician, if one experiences any health difficulties.
Astralagus – additional information
To even intensify remedial qualities of Astralagus, it is highly recommended to combine it with other herbs such as Echinacea, ginseng or licorice.