Astragalus

Astragalus membranaceus

Other names: Huang qi

Part of Plant: Roots, Rhizome

Essential Constituents: Daidzein, Flavanone

Properties: Antiviral, Immunostimulant, Detox

Organ System(s): Urinary, Respiratory

Immune System: Increases the production of interferon and antibodies.

Use: Herba Tea, Supplements, Extract

Quick Summary

Astragalus is considered a fundamental herb in Traditional Chinese Medicine. The herb is a classic immune boosting agent that stimulates interferons, proteins that interfere with virus replication, for vital immune system responses.

Astragalus has a mildly sweet taste.

Precautions: Consult with a healthcare professional before using these herbal products, especially if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

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