astragalus flower

Astragalus

Astragalus membranaceus – roots

The root of Astragalus Membranaceus has been used for many hundreds of years in traditional Chinese medicine.

Restores and strengthens the body’s immune response. Increases vitality. General prevention of infection. Contra-indicated during acute infections.

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Primary: immune stimulating, tonic, adaptogenic.

Secondary: cardiotonic, hypotensive, diuretic, antioxidant.

Indications

  • Supports relief of colds and flu, and mild bronchitis.
  • Fatigue.
  • Not advisable in acute infections.
  • Professional supervision is suggested during pregnancy and lactation.

The analysis of contents below is a guide only, product specific data including expiry date is with the item in the shop.

Astragalus membranaceus 1:2. Each 1 ml contains 500mg of dry herb.

Liquid extract in 25% ethanol. Use 30 to 60 ml weekly.

Our clinic uses fluid extracts from Optimal Rx, Herbal Extract Company, Nutrition Care, Mediherb or Sunray Botanicals, in this order.

Safety unknown in pregnancy. Often said that contraindicated in acute infection, however if someone is sick, and exhibits symptoms of weakness, might be used to strengthen the person’s reserves to boost them towards wellness. Contraindicated for some in certain kinds of late-stage Lyme disease. Avoid for those on immunosuppressive drugs and transplanted organs.