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  • Astragalus Root Standardized Extract (0.3% Astr.)

    Astragalus Root Botanical: Astragalus membranaceus

      Family: Leguminosae (legume) - Fabaceae (pea)

       Other common names: Locoweed, Milk Vetch Root, Huang Qi, Chinese Astragalus

       Promote resistance to infection, and hopefully reduce the number of colds and flu with Astragalus Root. Oriental herbalists have used it for centuries to maintain healthy blood sugar levels, treat coronary heart problems and lower blood pressure. Many people also use it as an overall good-health tonic to support healthy digestion and to help increase energy levels and stamina.

       Disclaimer: The information presented herein by Herbal Palace is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.

       History: Astragalus is a bushy plant with hairy stems that grow to sixteen inches and includes many species that are used interchangeably. First recorded for its importance as a tonic herb over two thousand years ago in China, Oriental herbalists have used it for centuries, usually in combination with other herbs, for wide variety of ailments. Many Western researchers are just beginning to discover its benefits and striking results. Recent studies suggest that Astragalus appears to help activate the immune system, enhancing the body's natural ability to fight major diseases. This ancient cure-all contains betaine, beta-sitosterol, calcium, choline, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, zinc, flavonoids, essential fatty acids and polysaccharides (the main nutrient that feeds our bodies).

       Beneficial Uses: Astragalus Root is an energy tonic is a mild stimulant that combats fatigue and prolonged stress. It is used to increase metabolism, stamina, strength and vitality.

       Astragalus is considered an "adaptogen," an herb that tends to normalize body functions and reinstate metabolic balance after physically and emotionally stressful situations have altered those functions. It helps the body to adapt and return to a sense of well-being.

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