Astragalus Root within Herbalism

by Jason J. Duke - Owner/Artisan

Fresh Content: June 13, 2023 15:13

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Astragalus root (Astragalus membranaceus, Astragalus mongholicus) is safely used in herbalism as the premier qi tonic to promote healing, vitality, immune function, and a greater potential for being more energetic throughout daily activities.

What to Know About Taking Astragalus Root

Astragalus root is taken as a tonic to strengthen the physical body and the immune system by enhancing digestion and assimilation of anything else within the diet; it is also an effective adaptogen for stress-tolerance in adapting to good and bad stresses during daily activities.

Astragalus root also becomes a blood tonic when combined with nutrient dense complete balanced meals and other supplements to make everything work better.

Why Take Astragalus Root?

Astragalus root promotes greater sustainable daily energy levels when taken with a complete diet and supplement program. It strengthens the immune system and promotes normal functioning of white blood cells for increased containment and removal of foreign materials, toxins, other organisms, and damaged and/or non-functioning parts of the body.

Astragalus root helps the body heal by assisting assimilation of oxygen, food, supplements, and herbs; it is recommended for those who are injured and slow-to-heal, tire-out easily, have physical weakness and get run-down easily. 

Herbalism uses astragalus root for the following benefits:

How Astragalus Root Works with the Body and Diet

The combined variety of constituents within astragalus root promote exercise performance, muscular strength, lung healthbreathing oxygenation, and stress-tolerance.

Astragalus root contains constituents called polysaccharides that promote immune system function and white blood cells.

Astragalus root strengthens the epigenetic expression of telomerase for complete healing through promoting normal DNA and RNA replication.

Undesired Outcomes While Taking Astragalus Root

As with many herbs, some undesirable outcomes may be encountered with astragalus root such as digestive upset, drowsiness, irritability, and tension.

Some remedies for undesirable outcomes with astragalus root are as follows:

Taking Astragalus Root During Pregnancy and Lactation

A healthcare provider must be consulted before taking astragalus root during pregnancy and when lactating.