What is Astragalus?
Astragalus membranaceus, also known as huáng qí or milkvetch, has a strong history of traditional use in Chinese Medicine supporting immune health and function, relieving common colds symptoms, and aiding in convalescence post-infection. 1,2
What are the proposed benefits?
The immune modulating and anti-inflammatory actions of Astragalus can be partly attributed to its ability to restore white blood cell numbers and activity. 1,2
Evidence from the research
Shown to improve immune function in chronic immune conditions, by decreasing inflammatory markers and cytokines and modulating white blood cells, indicating the immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory effect of Astragalus. 1
1. Jiang et al (2015) Bio-Medical Materials and Engineering, vol. 26, no. s1, pp. S2113-S2121.
2. Cho et al (2007) Journal of Ethnopharmacology 113 (2007) 132–141.