Astragalus is one of the most potent adaptogen herbs, it helps us to lower stress levels and fight disease.
What is astragalus?
Astragalus has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. It comes from a bean or legume. Only the roots of the astragalus plants are used and these are harvested when plants are 4-years old. There are over 2000 species of astragalus, however, most astragalus supplements contain Astragalus membranaceus. It appears to work by stimulating the immune system and has antioxidant effects to help reduce free radical production.
3 components give this plant special qualities for human health:
Important for cell signalling. They also have antioxidant properties and help to prevent heart disease.
These have anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties.
Help to reduce cholesterol and improve the immune system.
What are the benefits of astragalus and how is it effective in boosting immunity and health?
New studies are revealing why astragalus has so many health benefits and how it works to protect our cells from disease and oxidation.
Astragalus acts as an anti-inflammatory to help to protect from arthritis to heart disease. The saponins and polysaccharides help to reduce the inflammatory response in many diseases.
Helps to regulate the body’s immune responses.
Boosts heart and cardiovascular health
The flavonoids act as antioxidants and help to protect against hardening of the arteries and the build-up of plaque in the arterial walls.
Helps to fight ageing
Astragalus helps to protect from free radical damage to prevent oxidative stress. It is also reputed to help to protect the telomeres – the caps at the end of our DNA strands.
Helps to protect against diabetes
The combination of saponins, flavonoids, and polysaccharides combine to work to prevent insulin resistance.
How can you take astragalus?
We love this herb so much that we incorporated it in our H3O Night Repair. It is just one of the incredible ingredients in this multi award-winning product. Just one capsule daily will help to support natural youthfulness and health.