Astragalus root has been used to promote immune function and as a tonic to build stamina. Astragalus is a powerful adaptogenic herb that heightens immune system responses. Astragalus has been used extensively in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. Ancient Chinese texts record the use of astragalus for tonifying the spleen, blood and chi.
Astragalus contains several beneficial compounds that have health-protecting benefits. These include saponins, sterols, isoflavones and polysaccharides. Research shows that astragalus has immuno-stimulatory properties.
It increases the number of stem cells in bone marrow and lymph tissue and encourages their development into active immune cells. It appears that this herb helps trigger immune cells from a resting state into heightened activity.
Astragalus also enhances the bodys production of immunoglobulin and stimulates macrophages. It can help activate T cells and natural killer cells. Several studies also show that astragalus proffers heart-protecting effects, including protection against oxidative damage.
The flavonoids, saponins and polysaccharides found in astragalus root help minimize free radical damage on membranes.
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