ASTRAGALUS (Astragalus membranaceus)
Other names: Milk Vetch
Astragalus is a tonic and restorative herb and is a very potent medicinal plant. The Chinese have used Astragalus to strengthen the immunity for many centuries.
Astragalus invigorates vital energy, strengthens resistance, is restorative, restores damaged immunity, promotes tissue regeneration, protects and strengthens the liver and heart, is a tonic to the lungs, enhances the digestion, is cancer inhibiting, anti-viral and an adaptogenic. Astralagus is an immune-stimulant that engages and activates the immune system into heightened activity.
Astragalus is used as treatment for pulmonary disease, to treat frequent and recurring colds, shortness of breath and palpitations. Astragalus is prescribed for fatigue, chronic nephritis, uterine prolapsed, rectum prolapsed and night sweats.
Astragalus has regenerating as well as anti-inflammatory abilities making it excellent to help heal chronic ulcerations and persistent external infections. It is also useful to draw out pus and drain boils.
Astragalus helps to lower the blood pressure, protects the heart and nourishes the blood.