- Stimulates the immune system in a multitude of ways.
- Protects the heart against oxidative and free radical damage.
Astragalus [Immune, Circulatory] root has been used to promote immune
function and as a tonic to build stamina. Ancient Chinese texts record the use
of astragalus for tonifying the spleen, blood and chi.
Astragalus contains saponins, sterols, flavonoids, isoflavones and
polysaccharides that have health-promoting benefits. Astragalus root may
stimulate the immune system in many ways. It promotes the production of stem
cells in bone marrow and lymph tissue and encourages their development into
active immune cells. It appears to help trigger immune cells from a “resting”
state into heightened activity.
One study showed that astragalus root helps promote and maintain respiratory
function. It also enhances the bodys production of immunoglobulin and
stimulates macrophages. Astragalus can help activate T cells and natural killer
cells. Several studies also show that astragalus demonstrates heart benefits,
including protection against oxidative cellular damage. The flavonoids, saponins
and polysaccharides found in astragalus root help minimize free radical damage
Each capsule contains 420 mg of astragalus root.