Astragalus root is one of the most powerful immune-building plants on the planet, otherwise known as an adaptogen herb it helps to reduce the symptoms of stress while fighting disease at the same time.
In addition to BOOSTING your immune system, studies have show it has beneficial qualities for the cardiovascular system, fights off tumors and also reduces the negative effects of chemotherapy!
As you can see, at first glance this wonder herb offers some amazing benefits
What Is Astragalus?
Astragalus is from the Leguminosae (beans or legumes) family and has a long history and association with the immune system as an immune system booster and disease fighter. Its roots are in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and has been used as an adaptogen for thousands of years. This basically means it helps the body fight off stress and disease.
From the 2000 species of astragalus plants only 2 plants are harvested and used medicinally, they are astragalus membranaceus and astragalus mongholicus. These 2 plants will only be harvested once they reach 4 years of age to ensure they achieve optimal potency
Astragalus Benefits Include
1. Acts as an Anti-Inflammatory
Inflammation is at the root of most diseases. From arthritis to heart disease. Many studies show that thanks to its saponins and polysaccharides, astragalus can reduce inflammatory response in connection to a number of illnesses and conditions, from helping to heal wounds and lesions to reducing inflammation in diabetic kidney disease.
2. Boosts the Immune System
It’s been used in this capacity for 1000s of years. A Beijing study discovered its ability to control t-helper cells 1 and 2, to essentially regulate the body’s immune responses
3. Slows or Prevents the Growth of Tumors
Many recent screenings have shown the success of astragalus saponins, flavonoids and polysaccharides in reducing the size or eliminating tumors. Aids in the treatment of cancer when used along side traditional therapies: In instances of chemo-resistance treating liver cancer, astragalus has shown potential in reversing multi-drug resistance and as an addition to conventional chemotherapy, demonstrated in a study published in the Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
4. Protects the Cardiovascular System
Flavonoids present in astragalus are antioxidants that help prevent plaque buildup in arteries and narrowing of vessel walls by protecting the inner wall of the vessel, The anti-inflammatory benefits of atragalus no doubt play a role in this process. In addition, a 2014 study published in the Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine suggests injection of astragalus, combined with conventional treatment for viral myocarditis (inflammation of the middle layer of the heart wall), makes treatment more successful in heart conditions.
Other studies have shown its ability to reduce blood pressure and level of triglycerides (LDL).
5. Regulates and Prevents Diabetes and Illnesses Related to Diabetes
Astragalus has been continually studied and its been discovered to an effective anti-diabetic compound by reducing insulin resistance to treat diabetes naturally. The herb’s collection of saponins, flavonoids and polysaccharides all are effective in treating and regulating type 1 and 2 diabetes by increasing insulin sensitivity, protect pancreatic beta cells (the cells in the pancreas that produce and release insulin) and also act as anti-inflammatory compounds in areas related to diabetes symptoms.
Fusion Astra 8 Immune Tonic is a great source of Astragalus
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