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Monday, 06 February 2012 03:41

Health Benefits Of Wonder Herb Astragalus

Astragalus is an essential herbal plant that has traditionally been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) considers it as one the most important tonic herbs.

 

The root of Astragalus is the vital part that is used as medicine, mainly to reinforce the immune system and to shield human body against different stresses. This herb is effective in strengthening the immune system, if combined with other herbs.

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In China, Astragalus has enjoyed a long history of use, and the information about its benefits has crossed the boarders of China and Mongolia. It is now a well-known herb in the modern world and its health benefits are well-appreciated and admired by people all over the world.

This indigenous herb of China, Korea, and Japan has a sweet,licorice flavor. Native people used to eat its root mixed with honey. Decoction made of the root of Astragalus was prescribed as a great medication and was often combined with some other herbs such as ginseng.

Some Health Benefits Of Wonder Herb Astragalus

Potent Tonic

Astragalus is often prescribed as a powerful tonic and has proven capability to enhance energy levels. On account of its capacity to produce warming energy, the root of Astragalus helps in energy production and respiratory endurance. It works as a stimulant for lungs and spleen.

Improves Immunity

Astragalus is often praised as a unique immunity boosting herb that stimulates the immune system. Even though more scientific confirmation is required to substantiate this, it is believed that it enhances the production of immune cells.

Its anti-viral effects are well-established in animal studies, and evidence from human studies is yet to be confirmed. Some American researchers have claimed that the use of Astragalus in people with weak immune system is showing positive results.

 

Astragalus has traditionally been used to strengthen digestion and augment metabolic activity. It is believed to have the power to fight diseases thanks to the presence of several active compounds, such as, flavonoids, polysaccharides, triterpene glycosides and a variety of amino acids and valuable minerals. The herb is commonly used to treat common colds and flu.

Keeps Cholesterol And BP Under Check

This wonder herb helps to protect human body from high blood pressure, and is known to improve cardiac function. Regular consumption of Astragalus tea helps in keeping Cholesterol counts under check.

The herb avoids fat to be deposited in arteries. It also effectively removes fat deposits from body and control cholesterol. The herb can be used to treat anemic conditions and enhances blood count.

Fights Cancer

Many scientific studies have evidences confirming the fact that Astragalus fortifies cancer patients’ immune system. The herb successfully enhances the count of white blood cells enabling the body to fight against the disease.

When the body’s immune system is weakened because of powerful chemotherapy treatments and radiation, Astragalus works as a wonder herb in strengthening the destabilized immune system.

This function helps in recovering faster from the disease. In other words, it does not directly attack cancer, but indirectly helps the patient to recover from the disease by strengthening the immune system.

The herbal world is eagerly awaiting further research results that will substantiate Astragalus’ potentially promising capability in treating a range of serious health conditions and illnesses.

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