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Astragalus

Family:
Fabaceae
Latin Name:
Astragalus mebranaceus



Description

Compound leaves up to 6 inches long with yellow flowers and seed pods resembling small soybeans. It has a perennial, branched taproot. Astragalus can grow up to 2 feet tall.




Common Uses

Helps protect against the common cold and helps in the treatment of chronic bronchitis. It has also been shown (when ingested) to lower blood pressure and reduce inflammation of the heart muscle. It is also often used to treat fever, multiple allergies, anemia, stomach ulcers, and general digestive ailments, such as diarrhea.




History

The Chinese have used Astragalus for thousands of years. It first appeared in The Divine Husbandman's Classic of the Materia Media, an ancient Chinese medical text.




Products Containing this Ingredient

Astragalus Root Tincture (Astragalus membranaceus), Calcium, Cal- Quick, Candida Cleanse™, Daily Immune Complex (formerly Immune Strength Blend), Deep Defense™, Echinacea & Goldenseal Complex, Immune Action, Herbal, Life Defense™, Multi- Vitamin & Mineral, Source of Life, Throat Lozenges, Zinc, ImmunActin w/ Echinacea, Olive Leaf & Elderberry




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