Sick a lot? Astragalus is an extraordinary root for strengthening your body’s resistance to disease over time. It helps keep your immune system healthy and able to stop those cold and flu bugs in their tracks. Astragalus also has significant levels of antioxidants that prevent free radicals from aging your body sooner than it has to! In traditional Chinese Medicine, it is used to keep the lungs healthy. This one’s a must for your medicine cabinet!
Astragalus Changes the Meaning of “Flu Season”
If you live in fear of “flu season” then you will be grateful all winter long for the immune-strengthening power of Astragalus. This root is an ancient Chinese remedy renowned for its ability to reduce the severity and duration of viral infections and more importantly, to prevent them!
Astragalus and Immunity
Research demonstrates that Astragalus works on a number of different levels within the immune system. It can increase white blood cell counts and levels of interferon in the body, which in turn, helps stimulate the elements of the immune system that swallow up viruses and prevent them from replicating. Pharmacologically, it is thought that the polysaccharide components of Astragalus are responsible for its multi-faceted immune support. However, the root as a whole contains a wide array of other active ingredients, including saponins, flavonoids, and coumarins, that give Astragalus its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and diuretic properties.
Anti-Viral and Anti-Bacterial
In the laboratory, Astragalus has shown itself to be not only an effective anti-viral but also an impressive broad-spectrum antibiotic. In vitro trials of the root demonstrate the inhibition of staphylococci, hemolytic streptococci, pneumococci, diphtheria, and Bacillus dysenteriae – all bacteria that can potentially cause severe illness in the body.
Astragalus shows promise in the treatment of a number of other disease states due to its many active components, including protection for the liver and a positive impact on the cardiovascular system. Other research shows cycloastragenol (a component of the Astralagus) may have an indirect effect on protecting DNA. This has many implications since DNA damage is thought to be a predictor of age-related disease.
So, throw on your Astragalus boxing gloves and give those cold and flu bugs the one-two punch!
- Used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to help support energy levels
- Helps maintain a healthy immune system
- Traditionally used in Chinese Medicine for those individuals who suffer from frequent colds
- Made from organic and wildcrafted herbs
- Therapeutic dose of condition-specific herbs
- Our body can absorb and metabolize tinctures rapidly – absorption begins in the mouth, allowing the body to absorb up to 98% of the medicinal components
- Large 100ml bottle size offers great value
Each ml contains 250 mg of organically grown astragalus root (Astragalus membranaceous). It is a 1:4 root extract.
40% gluten-free grain alcohol and purified water.
Astragalus helps to maintain a healthy immune system.
Adults: Take 2ml, 4 times per day on an empty stomach.
Consult a healthcare practitioner if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have an auto-immune disorder.