The name means “Yellow Leader” because it is one of the superior tonic roots used in traditional Chinese medicine. It was first mentioned in the 2000 year old classic “Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing”. It has been used to stimulate energy and general weakness, lack of appetite, treatment of colds, flu, abdominal ulcers and Diabetes. It is still widely used today in Chinese medicine and the importance of this herb is becoming known more to our traditional and natural medicine practitioners. It is known to be a immunostimulant, antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory agent. It has been said, that no single compound has such wide ranging effects in the treatment or enhancement of cellular communication and Polysaccharides from Astragalus are used in the enhancement of the Immune System by the use of Glyconutrients.
In China it is commonly used on Cancer patients undergoing radiation and / or chemotherapy to stimulate their immune system,during and after treatment.
Astragalus has been used in the treatment of AIDS, Allergies, Arthritis, Bronchitis, Cancer, Candida, Chlamydia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Debility, Diabetes, Digestion, Edema, Fibromyalgia, Gonorrhea, Heart Disease, Hepatitis, HIV, Hypertension, Immune System, Kidney Disease, Leukemia, Liver Disease, Malaria, Stress, Ulcers, Urinary Tract Infections and Vaginitis.
Astragalus provides one of the Eight Essential Sugars considered essential to life, that are used in Glyconutrients.
There has never been any adverse reactions or side effects reported from anyone taking Astagalus or Glyconutrients