astralagus

Astragalus root

Part used Root
Use Simmer 2 tsp dried root in 12 oz water for 1/2 hour and steep 1/2 hour
Benefits
  • Immuno-regulatory  – calming and stimulating effects on immune system
    • Enhances immune system and prevents viral, bacterial infection
    • Enhances resistance to colds – increases production of interferon, helps macrophages and immune cells become faster and more efficient
    • Helps body compensate for immune damage induced  by prescription medications
    • Prevents immuno-suppression in chemotherapy
  • Strengthens and heals lungs
  • Improves cardiac flow
  • Prevents kidney and liver damage (hepa-protective)
  • Strengthens digestion, increases metabolic activity
Dangers Do not take during acute infection or during cold or flu

Adapted from:

Winston, D. & Maimes, S. (2007). Adaptogens: Herbs for strength, stamina and stress releif. Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press

Balch, P.A. (2002). Prescription for herbal healing. New York, NY: Avery books

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