Astragalus

Scientific Name

Astragalus membranaceus


Overview

As a common Chinese medicine, it is used for digestive and immune system health.  It ensures adrenal gland function, is a diuretic, and dilates blood vessels.  It has treated cancer patients as well.  It should not be used, however, with acute infections or fevers.


Function


Forms Available


Recommended Intake


Deficiency


Sources in the Diet


Challenges Presented


Watson Products


Sources

  1. [0] – The New Encyclopedia of Vitamins, Minerals, Supplements, and Herbs