Quantity-60, 500 mg Capsules
by Alternative Medicine Pharmacy
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 60
Each capsule contains:
500 mg of Astragalus Herbal Extract (root) Standardized to provide 2 mg of 4’-hydroxy-3’-methoxyisoflavone-750 mg of Astragalus (root) Non-standardized.
Astragalus root, or Huang-Qo (Astragalus membranaceus Bunge), contains many compounds, including isoflavones, triterpenoid saponins including astragolasides I to VII, astra-membrannins, soyasapogenols, polysaccharides, choine, betaine, and huma-takenin. This extract is standardized at 0.4% 4’hydroxy-3’-methoxyisoflavone-7.
Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus) has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for thousands of years. It was often combined with other herbs to strengthen the body against disease. Astragaus is called an adaptogen, meaning it is thought to help protect the body against various stresses, including physical, mental, or emotional stress.
Astragalus may help protect the body from diseases such as cancer and diabetes. It contains antioxidants, which protect cells against damage caused by free radicals, byproducts of cellular energy. Astragalus is used to protect and support the immune system, for preventing colds and upper respiratory infections, to lower blood pressure, to treat diabetes, and to protect the liver.
Astragalus has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It is sometimes used on the skin for wounds. In addition, studies have shown that astragalus has antiviral properties and stimulates the immune system, suggesting that it may help prevent colds.
In the United States, researchers have looked at astragalus as a possible treatment for people whose immune systems have been weakened by chemotherapy or radiation. In these studies, astragalus supplements seem to help people recover faster and live longer. Research on using astragalus for people with AIDS has produced mixed results.
Recent research in China suggests that, because astragalus is an antioxidant, it may help people with severe forms of heart disease, relieving symptoms and improving heart function. At low-to-moderate doses, astragalus has few side effects. However, it does interact with a number of other herbs and prescription medications. Astragalus may also be a mild diuretic, meaning it helps the body get rid of excess fluid.
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