Astragalus Root Tincture

Astragalus Root Tincture

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Astragalus has many benefits, including fighting infection and the common cold, to benefiting AIDS patients. Traditional Chinese medicine has used Astragalus for a remedy for weakness, edema, respiratory infections, diabetes, night sweats, diarrhea, heart disease, and high blood pressure. This herb is used in TCM to treat conditions of the stomach and in women, the uterus. Studies confirm it contains medicinal qualities that stimulate the immune system. Astragalus may offer herbal benefits for people with severe forms of heart disease, relieving symptoms and improving heart function. Some research also suggests that Astragalus may be useful in the fight against diseases such as lupus, cancer; not to mention its anti-aging effects. Many people use it as an overall good-health tonic to support healthy digestion and to help increase energy levels and stamina. This herbal tincture tones the spleen, useful in spleen deficiency problems such as poor appetite, fatigue and diarrhea. Astragalus Root is also said to protect the adrenal cortex, the gland that produces hormones related to stress. It may also help allergy sufferers by strengthening the immune responses to allergens. Astragalus is useful for anemia and blood disorders. Astragalus is used as an herbal treatment for infections of the mucus membranes of the body, especially the urinary and respiratory tracts. It has been used in the treatment of diabetes, nephritis, ulcers, high blood pressure, pneumonia, bronchitis, whooping cough and asthma. Astragalus is helpful to patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Because Astragalus Root has many potential applications and few, if any, side effects it holds promise as an alternative treatment option.

Astragalus extract contains antioxidants which neutralize the body's free radicals, which are the toxins that should be eliminated because they are linked to degenerative diseases, metabolic diseases, atherosclerosis, cancer and heart disease. Clinical studies show the herb has an anti-clotting agent and acts as a blood thinner which may help prevent coronary heart disease and improve circulation. 

American Cancer Society publication reports that it restored immune functions in 90% of the cancer patients studied. Because this herbal tincture stimulates the T-cells it restores immune function in cancer patients with impaired function. It is a supportive alternative therapy for chemo and cancer. Astragalus is an herb that may help prevent cancer or improve the outcome for cancer patients. Studies have shown to speed recovery from the disease and it extended life expectancy. The polysaccharides and flavonoids found in Astragalus root are effective cancer inhibitors and may reduce the size and aggressiveness of prostate cancer tumors. The herb may also delay the onset of liver cancer after exposure to carcinogens, by increasing the activity of the body's natural cancer fighting compounds. It has been used in the fight against breast cancer and lung cancer. It also stimulates the adrenal glands, whose functions are suppressed in cancer. Astragalus herbal extract is relied on in Chinese medicine for reducing the potentially damaging effects of chemotherapy by helping the bone marrow produce more white blood cells. Astragalus may also increase the effectiveness of chemotherapy drugs. 

Astragalus tincture acts an immune booster in the treatment of HIV. It also offers herbal benefits in preventing viral infections due to immuno-stimulant effects according to the Huntington College of Health Sciences. Astragalus root is normally prescribed for the initial stage of HIV infection to prevent or retard the spread of retrovirus, a type of virus that causes AIDS.

Herbalists have long used Astragalus as a diabetes treatment and modern research has indicated it may be helpful for prevention of the diabetes as well as, for those who have complications associated with the disorder. It is known for reducing complications of poor circulation such as high blood pressure and wounds that won't heal. 

Astragalus also appears to have a protective effect on the liver. Astragalus roots have been found to be exceptionally useful for treating liver diseases like fibrosis and liver cirrhosis. Apart from protecting the liver from damage, Astragalus roots have been used for centuries now to detoxify the liver and lower the intensity of all liver problems. In one study, Astragalus helped protect the liver against the toxin carbon tetrachloride.

Astragalus is believed to boost proper functioning of the lungs and prevent the occurrence of respiratory disorders like pneumonia, asthma and bronchitis. Astragalus is considered an anti-inflammatory that is said to be effective in treating lung weakness and may promote general healing, which may be helpful in treating emphysema. 

Astragalus is one of the best herbs during cold and flu season, it is thought to be a reliable treatment for the common cold, as well as protect against the number of colds caught or possibly shorten their duration. Studies have shown that Astragalus has antiviral properties and stimulates the immune system, suggesting it is indeed effective at preventing common colds and other viral infections. It can also be taken for virtually all viral disorders and other infectious diseases including viral infections, sinus infections and ear infections. 

Astragalus also acts as a natural diuretic, helping to excrete excess fluids and relieve conditions such as edema and may reduce the potential of infection in the bladder. It is also said to be an anti-hypertensive, which promotes healthy blood pressure by helping rid the body of excess water weight.  

It is known as a remedy for poor appetite and weak digestion. This herbal remedy strengthens the metabolism and digestion. It raises the metabolism for quicker digestion and easier weight loss. Astragalus health benefits are demonstrated in lowering excessive acidity of the stomach and promoting faster elimination. This is incredibly beneficial for people suffering from stomach ulcers and acid indigestion. Astragalus root extract helps promote the effects of other herbs and helps to improve digestion. 

Because Astragalus also has antibacterial properties, it is sometimes used topically to treat wounds especially slow healing wounds. By making your immune system stronger it can help in making the wound heal faster and better. Astragalus is also known to heal ulcerations of the skin. 

There is some evidence that Astragalus root liquid tincture has potential as a genital herpes herbal treatment. It seems to be active against herpes virus 1 (HSV-1) and herpes virus 2 (HSV-2). Chinese medicine suggests Astragalus herbal supplement be taken on a regular basis to prevent herpes infections rather than to treat a crisis. Studies suggest that it, may be efficient as a genital herpes herbal suppressive as well as a genital herpes herbal treatment. Astragalus used with other herbs such as EchinaceaAngelica and Ginseng have shown to be of benefit for many people who suffer with genital or oral herpes. 

Astragalus and Lomatium are effectively used in old infections, such as chronic infectious Mononucleosis from the Epstein-Barr virus, and to provide more effective immune-enhancing action against these diseases.

Nutrients: Calcium, choline, copper, essential fatty acids, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, zinc, cobalt, sodium, rubidium, molybdenum, chromium, vanadium, tin, silver, tantalum, hafnium, europium and thorium.

Dosages: Use 6-12 drops in juice or water, or under the tongue. May be taken 3 times daily. Shake well. Store in cool dark place. Keep out of reach of children.

Precautions: Although it is used to reduce the side effects of chemotherapy you should first consult your doctor or health practitioner that is familiar with this herb. Astragalus should not be taken if fever is present.  It is incompatible with prescription medications often given after a heart attack and as a blood thinner.  Some beta-blockers may be less effective when taken with Astragalus, and this herb should be used in consultation with a physician by those on immuno-suppressive therapy.

Disclaimer: The information presented herein by SUNJAH HERBALS & CO is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provide