ASTRAGULUS

Well, it’s a whole week that I’ve been back from vacation ๐Ÿ™„. I wish it were two weeks ago and I was getting a tan instead of hearing it shriek back into my skin in this chilly, er ummm, COLD Michigan climate! I’m beginning to think I should’ve stayed south!! Sorry, I’m done whining! Instead, I’d like to tell you about an amazing root! This is another adaptogenic herb…if you have been following, this means that it assists your body in dealing with (adapting to) all manners of stress. There are over 2000 species of Astragalus, but only two are used medicinally. Other names: Huang qi and Milkvetch. Known as: an “essential” in any wellness plan. There are so many reasons to add this to your supplement routine, here are a few:
  • Protects the immune system.
  • Aids digestion.
  • Aids adrenal function.
  • Increases metabolism.
  • Promotes healing.
  • Helps combat fatigue by providing energy.
  • Increases stamina.
  • Good for colds, flu and other immune deficiency related problems.
  • Effective for chronic lung weakness.
  • Vital for cardiovascular health.
  • Can aid in symptom relief with traditional cancer treatments.
  • This beauty is said to be one of the most powerful immune building plants on the planet! ๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŒ
There are three parts to the Astragalus root:
  • Saponins, which are immune boosting, cholesterol lowering and cancer preventing.
  • Flavanoids, antioxidant, free radical hunters. ๐Ÿน
  • Polysaccharides are antiviral, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory.
The potential benefits of this subterranean plant appendage (got tired of saying “root”, are you impressed?๐Ÿคจ Me neither…) is so impressive, it is prompting more in depth research, especially its ability to protect cells! I will leave you with this, an article about Astragalus that has impressed me the most, was a statement in the Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, which states that the three parts of this root (if you are old and forgetful….like me….scroll back and read about the 3 parts) have shown “success” in decreasing or eliminating tumors. Also, in instances of chemo resistance in treating liver cancer, Astragalus has shown potential in reversing multi drug resistance and as an addition to conventional chemptherapy. Dig on that!! Get it? Root? Dig? Yep….I should be on the beach again….๐Ÿ˜•, diggin my toes in the sand. LATER!๐ŸŠ ***WARNING: Do not take when running a fever!

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