Many people I speak to have never heard of astragalus, have you?
I wouldn’t be surprised if you hadn’t so I though I’d share a few of the amazing astragalus health benefits so you can start including it in your natural remedy routine. I’ve personally been using astragalus for years and I can honestly say I think it’s one of the major herbs that has helped to keep my family so healthy, warding off winter colds with my kids, and building strong immunity in all of us. It is one of my go-to herbal supplements and is always on hand in the medicine cabinet.
Astragalus membranaceus is a Chinese herb that has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine to strengthen the body against all types of diseases. It is well known as being an adaptogen. What that means is that astragalus has the ability to increase resistance to harm and improve and regulate the body’s ability to adapt. This makes it a powerful fighter against physical, mental, and emotional stresses, supporting the body on many different levels.
Astragalus Power Herb
- It contains powerful antioxidants that protect your cells and fight free radicals
- It boosts and supports the immune system
- It’s a strong anti-inflammatory and anti bacterial
- It’s a super powerful antiviral
- It protects the body from stress
- It aids adrenal function
- It aids digestion
- It boosts metabolism
- It increases energy
And being such a powerful herb I believe it probably supports every single function in the body!
“In the United States, researchers have looked at astragalus as a possible treatment for people whose immune systems have been weakened by chemotherapy or radiation. In these studies, astragalus supplements seem to help people recover faster and live longer”
And this is just one study!
Seriously…one herb that I always count on for any type of illness is Astragalus!
Astragalus Health Benefits
- ward off cancer
- support cancer recovery
- heart disease
- colds and flu
- kidney disease
- night sweats
- respiratory infections
- low blood pressure
- liver problems
- and more
It’s safe for most people but if you are taking other medications or if you suffer an autoimmune disease of some kind, always consult with your doctor prior to taking astragalus just to make sure there are no contraindications.
If that’s not you make sure you get hold of some astragalus now. And when winter comes take it as your own natural immune booster and fight off all those colds and flu without the need for harmful antibiotics. Thankfully my kids and family have not had antibiotics in years, and I definitely believe it’s mostly because of the great astragalus!
Nutrition & Health Coach