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Saturday, February 25, 2012

[AlternativeAnswers] Astragalus Health Benefits


Astragalus Health Benefits:

Astragalus plant is grown perennially, originated from China, Korea and
Mongolia, and astragalus plant extracts are widely used as herbal remedy
for health disorders since ancient times by the herbalists of China and
Mongolia. Astragalus plants belong to the family group of legume plants
of leguminosae and it is scientifically known as astragalus membranaceus
and other variety called as astragalus mongholicus. These two varieties
are very popular and being used for the treatment of health disorders
though many varieties of astragalus are found. Astragalus plants are
grown for medicinal purposes in China, Korea, Mongolia and in other

Astragalus plant extracts and root extract are extensively used for
medicinal purposes. Astragalus is called by other names in China, that
include milk vetch, hwanggi, huang qi etc., Astragalus plant extracts
are used as potent general tonic to promote general health. The main and
active phytonutrients found in astragalus plant extracts are saponins,
flavonoids, polysaccharides, organic compounds, amino acids and traces
of minerals like zinc, iron, chromium, potassium, sodium, cobalt,
molybdenum, calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper, rubidium, silver,
tantalum, thorium, europium, vanadium, lead, and hafnium.
Polysaccharides classified into C, A, and B of glucans and
heteropolysaccharide is classified into D category of polysaccharides.
Choline, sitosterols, linoleic acid, aromatic compounds, asparagine,
aminobutyric acid, gluconic acid, betaine and bitter organic compounds
are found in astrgalus plant extracts and root extracts that contribute
to prevent many health disorders.

Astragalus health benefits include; astragalus plant extracts comprise
of antibiotic, antiviral and antioxidant properties. Let us discuss some
of the top ten health benefits of Astragalus plant extracts. Astragalus
tea is recommended by the hearbalists especially in the winter season to
prevent common cold and flu and to prevent seasonal infections. It
boosts the immune system and helps to increase T Cells of White Blood
Cells that fights against various bacteria and protect from infections.
Astragalus extracts improves metabolism, promotes healthy digestion,
prevents acidity, prevents gastric ulcers, regulates bowel movement,
provides relief from constipation. Regular consumption of Astragalus
extracts and tea is known to reduce the side effects of cancer radiation
chemotherapy treatment and strengthen immune system.

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