Astragalus (Astragalus propinquus) is flowering perennial plant that grows in Mongolia. It has a distinctive, bright yellow root that has to led to the Chinese people nicknaming it "huang qi", which means "yellow leader". It is therefore unsurprising that this 'yellow leading' ingredient features heavily in traditional Asian medicine, where it is thought to provide Immune Support to those who take it.
Is Astragalus a stimulant?
Across the pond, in the the United States of America, astragalus is classified as an immune stimulant that may help to prevent the symptoms of a common cold.
Can I take astragalus daily?
Yes! A maximum of sixty grams a day of astragalus appears to be safe for most people to take within a four month period.
Who should not take astragalus?
Those with autoimmune disease, like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and multiple sclerosis, should not use astragalus.
What is Astragalus good for?
Astragalus has highly prized anti-inflammatory & antibacterial properties, and while some say it can be used on the Skin for wound care, it is often suggested for upper respiratory infections, liver protection and lowering Blood Pressure.