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Astragalus plant protects from the cold and boosts immunity

Astragalus plant except strengthening the immune system has an excellent antibacterial, diuretic and anti-inflammatory properties. It has been proven to lower blood pressure, protect the liver and is recommended for patients with diabetes. The most popular is the astragalus tea, although increasingly in demand are capsules, extracts and other preparations.

Astragalus plant to boost immunity

Milkvetch - Latin name Astragalus membranaceus is a perennial plant originating in northern and eastern China, Mongolia and Korea, which was used for thousands of years for the treatment of various health problems in Chinese traditional medicine, primarily for strengthening the immune system as well as a tonic to lift the mood and increase strength in the case of chronic fatigue and lack of energy. We know that Astragalus has excellent anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and diuretic properties, helps the body to resist a variety of viral infections, so it increases the production of interferon, immune factor that prevents viruses to multiply. This is the result of study and research of the American Cancer Institute conducted in the past ten years and it has been shown that astragalus plant strengthens immunity. Namely, patients taking this plant during radiation therapy are recovering much faster and live longer than those who did not apply it. Also from the plant Ashwagandha many active ingredients were isolated including bioflavonoids, choline and polysaccharide called astragalan B, which stimulates the immune system and protects the body from various toxins. Astragalus tea proved effective in the case of peripheral vascular disease and peripheral circulatory disorders.

In combination with the root of the ashwagandha, Astragalus plant has proved to be very effective and strong protection against stress, while in combination with the plant Echinacea is an excellent protection against mucosal infections (in the case of influenza and cold and fever). It is recommended to patients with diabetes, it is tested and effective tool for the regulation of blood pressure and preserves and protects liver. Extract of astragalus is recommended in the treatment of cancer patients who receive radiation therapy and chemotherapy, as this extract boosts the immune system and encourages him to further fight against the development of cancer cells. Increases the production and activity of white blood cells, raises the energy level (in the case of fatigue and chronic fatigue), improves the appetite of cancer patients, improves memory and improves mental functions of elderly people, Astragalus root accelerates wound healing.

Astragalus membranaceus composition and use?

In the Astragalus several chemical compounds have been identified that are a potentially active compounds, including flavonoids, polysaccharides, glycosides, saponins, amino acids and minerals of which is among the most important selenium, an excellent stimulant of antioxidant activity and of the defence mechanism of the organism. Selen is completely safe to use, if taken in recommended doses, and can be taken with other immune-stimulating plant extracts.


As an excellent prevention in the above-mentioned diseases astragalus tea is strongly advised for which you need root of astragalus, water, honey and lemon. This medicinal drink is prepared as follows:
  • 5 grams of Astragalus root needs to be cooked in 3 ml of water for half an hour on low heat, filtered and drunk seasoned to taste with honey and lemon.

The recommended dose of the dried root of Astragalus is from 5 to 20g per day and it is prepared in the form of tea.


Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not indulge in the consumption of this tea and other products from astragalus, primarily because it has not been researched enough and there are no scientifically substantiated facts about its safety for usage. Also Astragalus herb is not recommended for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and multiple sclerosis because they are prohibited from using most of the adjuvants used today. Unwanted effects and side effects due to use of some of the products are not recorded, but in the case of taking other medicines be sure to contact your doctor for further consultation. The practice has shown that astragalus tablets or tea are not good in combination with corticosteroids, immunosuppressants, and particularly with anticoagulants because they may increase the patient's tendency to lose blood. People who are already taking medications for diabetes should also be careful because it can further bring it down, exactly the same applies to people who take medication for blood pressure. Astragalus tea increases the effect of diuretics so be careful.


Until a few years Astragalus tea, tablets, extracts and other medicinal preparations were difficult to find. Luckily situation year after year is improving and there is an increasing number of vendors. Today the astragalus plant is available in almost all major regional centres and well-equipped herbal pharmacies. Also on the Internet there is quite a good offer, so preparations can be bought online. Pay attention when ordering online, prior to ordering be well-informed and ask about everything.

Astragalus plant, price

In the free market as well as on the Internet, when it comes to the prices they range from 8 to 12 dollars for 100 g of tea from the root of the plant, while Astragalus tablets are a bit more expensive and the price is around 20-30 dollars. Capsules of astragalus are consumed in doses of 100 to 150 mg daily, certainly ask for tips from the experts and do not take them on your own.

  • It is an adaptogen that prevents the loss of immunity and increases our immunity, it copes great with various stressful situations, be it in terms of physical, emotional or mental stress.
  • Astragalus plant is excellent for the treatment of cancer because it prevents the emergence of new cancer cells, while protecting our healthy cells. It is a great source of antioxidants, which protect us from free radicals and thus prevent further damage.
  • It is exceptional for the immune system and its strengthening is used for the prevention of flu, colds and other respiratory infections.
  • Controls blood sugar levels and keeps diabetes under control. New research has found that the polysaccharides contained in the plant, reduce insulin resistance induced by high levels of blood glucose.
  • Accelerates better wound healing, is an excellent disinfectant, helps with diseases caused by bacteria and viruses.
  • Astragalus gives excellent results in the treatment of aplastic anaemia.
  • It reduces blood pressure, improves circulation and strengthens the heart muscle. In numerous studies it has been shown that astragalus herb helps better recovery after heart attacks and diseases such as angina pectoris.
  • It is an excellent choice for the treatment of allergies because it strengthens the resistance and relieves the symptoms of bronchial asthma.
  • This natural tonic recovers the exhausted organism after diseases and solves the problems with weakness and chronic fatigue.
  • Has a positive effect on the digestive tract because it facilitates digestion, and is effective for the kidneys and liver.
  • Astragalus plant has been applied in traditional medicine to increase fertility in men.