Use Astragalus as an Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Herb

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Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus) is a perennial plant native to China, Mongolia, and Korea. Only the root of the Astragalus plant is used medicinally. It has been used for thousands of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Astragalus has been used for several ailments and is being studied further. It’s been shown to have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, antioxidant, and antiviral properties. It also stimulates the immune system, and has been used as a topical wound treatment. Several studies tout Astragalus’ usefulness as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory herb.

Astragalus has been used to treat colds, flu, chronic infections, fevers, asthma, chronic fatigue, problems caused by chemo (fatigue/lack of appetite), anemia, heart and kidney disease, hepatitis, digestive disturbances, diarrhea, gas, bloating, and more. Astragalus comes in many forms, including dry root, topical mixture, capsules, tinctures, or can be made as a tea. Find the route of administration that works best for you. Make sure …