Astragalus-a powerful tool in your herb toolbox
Astragalus has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years, often in combination with other herbs. Astragalus is an adaptogen, which means it is a powerful tool to help the body deal with physical, mental and emotional stresses. Some consider astragalus to be a tonic superior to ginseng for younger people
Astragalus, traditionally used topically for wounds, may have anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties. In the United States, Astragalus is being used as a possible treatment for people whose immune systems have been compromised by chemotherapy or radiation. In these studies, astragalus supplements have been shown to speed recovery and extend life expectancy.
Recent research in China indicates that astragalus may offer antioxidant benefits to people with severe forms of heart disease, relieving symptoms and improving heart function. Other Chinese clinical studies have found that this herb helps to improve circulation. Astragalus is a blood tonic and a powerful adaptogenic herb that has an amazing ability to strengthen the immune system. It is one of the herbs in Mushroom Mama's Supreme Balance Tea.