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Astragalus membranaceus (also known as astragalus, huang qi, huang ch’i, bei qi, ogi, hwanggi, and milk-vetch) is a flowering plant in the legume family Fabaceae. It is native to northern and eastern parts of China, as well as Mongolia and Tibet. This herb has a long history of traditional use, especially in traditional Chinese medicine as a “qi-tonifying” adaptogen and immune modulator. It was and continues to be used to increase stamina, endurance, and resistance to disease.
Over 40 human clinical trials have been published thus far on astragalus. Its most notable use supported by the research has been its effect on the immune system, benefiting conditions such as viral myocarditis, hepatitis B, and herpes simplex virus, to name a few. Additional research has proved this herb to be useful for a variety of other applications as well. Clinical studies have found a cardiotonic effect, especially useful for chronic heart failure, ischemic heart disease, as well as postmyocardial infarction if administered shortly thereafter. It’s proving to be beneficial as an adjunct in cancer treatment, reducing fatigue and improving quality of life, and reducing chemotherapy toxicity. In addition to this, it has a nephroprotective effect on the kidneys, and preliminary research indicates it may be useful in managing blood glucose control.
Adults: Take 1 capsule daily or as directed by your health-care practitioner.
Duration of use: Consult a health-care practitioner for use beyond 2 months.
Cautions and warnings:
Cautions and warnings: Consult a health-care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breast-feeding; or if you have an autoimmune disorder.
Known adverse reactions: Hypersensitivity (e.g. allergy) has been known to occur; in which case, discontinue use.
|Each vegetable capsule contains:|
|Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus) root extract, 16% polysaccharides||500 mg|
|Other ingredients: Vegetable magnesium stearate in a non‑GMO vegetable capsule composed of vegetable carbohydrate gum and purified water.|