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Astragalus (Astragalus membrenaceous)

Dried root of Astragalus (Milk Vetch)

Dried root of Astragalus membrenaceous

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Astragalus membranaceus

Common names: Astragalus, Milk Vetch, Mongolian Milk Vetch, Huang qi, Astragalus propinquus 

Family: Fabaceae

Parts used: Root

Habitat: A sweet tasting member of the pea family, perennial and hardy, growing in zone 6, cooler or higher altitude, dry areas and native to northern Asia. 

Constituents:  Polysaccharides and triterpenoids, such as astragalosides. High flavonoid content. Isoflavones including kumatakenin, calycosin, and formononetin and their glycosides and malonates.

Actions: Tonic, Adaptogenic, Immune System Stimulator, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-viral (especially airborne viruses)

Traditional and current uses:

• One of the 50 Fundamental Plants in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

• Convalescence

• To build up the immune system, but not to be taken during an active infection.

• As a preventative tonic for individuals who suffer recurrent UTIs, coughs or colds. 

•  Post-viral fatigue 

•  To increase stamina and endurance, particularly in younger people

• In China Astragalus is used to reduce the side effects of chemotherapy treatments and may even improve it's efficacy, though any complimentary cancer support should be under the direction of a health professional. 

Disclaimer: The information on this website is provided for educational use only, and is not intended as a replacement for the services of a qualified medical herbalist, doctor or licensed health practitioner. The information contained herein is not diagnostic, always consult a medical health professional before embarking on a treatment programme. Urban Fringe Dispensary disclaims any liability, loss, injury or damage incurred as a consequence of the use and application of the advice given herein.

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