In this new blog post we look at the Astragalus Root widely used in Traditional Chinese Medicine and a nutritional powerhouse and one of the 21 super fruits – foods – herbs in the Freelife Jule of the Orient Jiaogulan tonic.
Astragalus root is also called huang qi or milk vetch. It comes from a type of bean or legume. Astragalus is considered to be very safe and to have few side effects.
In China, Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners would make herbal drinks by soaking the Astragalus root in boiling water and drink it like a tea or a soup as Astragalus has many health benefits. It is usually combined with other herbal supplements. Astragalus root has been used for centuries by traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners.
Many herbalists believe that Astragalus is an ideal substance for boosting the immune system. In addition it has multiple health benefits like:
It increases antioxidant protection and improves circulation.
It has also been shown to provide healthy heart benefits.
It can help fight fatigue as well as improve sleep.
It also can help in maintaining blood pressure already within the normal range.
It fights against free-radical activity, and assists with the body’s normal response to inflammation.
Also studies show it may be beneficial for maintaining cholesterol and blood lipids already in the normal range.
Astragalus root contains important nutrients like glycosides, polysaccharides, choline, betaine, rumatakenin and b-sitosterol.