Astragalus is a member of the legume family and has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for centuries. As an adaptogen, it offers prolonged autoimmune support and daily stress relief.
Astragalus promotes heart health and helps to balance cholesterol and blood sugar levels. It is also immune enhancing to prevent colds, influenza, bronchitis, and pneumonia. Astragalus has been shown to inhibit tumors in the breast and lungs as well as prevent immunosuppression caused by chemotherapy treatments. It improves cardiac blood flow and is useful in treating angina and mild congestive heart failure. Astragalus prevents kidney and liver damage caused by extensive medication use and many different viruses.
Astragalus is best used as a preventative. It is recommended to not take this herb for current acute infections as it may stagnate or feed the illness.