Monday, May 20, 2019

Reagents

ASTRAGALUS ROOT

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ASTRAGALUS ROOT

http://nccam.nih.gov/health/astragalus/

http://altmedicine.about.com/od/herbsupplementguide/a/Astragalus.htm

http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/astragalus-000223.htm

 

 

Plant Description:

Astragalus is a perennial plant, about 16 - 36 inches tall, that is native to the northern and eastern parts of China as well as Mongolia and Korea. It has hairy stems with leaves made up of 12 - 18 pairs of leaflets. The root is the medicinal part, and is usually harvested from 4-year-old plants.

 

Parts Used:

The dried root is used medicinally.

 

Medicinal Uses and Indications:

Traditional uses include the treatment of the following:

  • Adaptogen - protects the body from stress
  • Colds and influenza
  • Persistent infection
  • Fever
  • Multiple allergies
  • Asthma
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Fatigue or lack of appetite associated with chemotherapy
  • Anemia
  • Wounds
  • Heart disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Hepatitis
  • Stomach ulcers

It is also used to treat general digestive disturbances, including diarrhea, gas, and bloating.