Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus) is a root from a plant in pea family that grows in China, Mongolia and Korea. Astragalus is called huang qi in China where it is widely available there for use to support good health. Astragalus has numerous compounds documented to be beneficial to health, including flavonoids, polysaccharides, amino acids and trace minerals.
In Traditional Chinese Practice has been one of the most frequently used Chinese tonic herbs for over 2,000 years. It is one of the few herbs mentioned in multiple ancient Chinese texts as part of the first-line for rejuvenating the mind and body.
Astragalus is still widely used in China as a tonic and is known for its remarkable ability to support health on virtually every level: mentally, emotionally, physically, energetically and spiritually.
In Scientific terms the best way to describe astragalus is to categorize it as a “responsive adaptogen”. Multiple studies show that astragalus is one of the select few herbs known to be effective at supporting both innate and adaptive systems and is supportive of multiple central bio-pathways in the body.
Preliminary scientific evidence indicates that astragalus may benefit the immune system, heart, and liver.
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