Astragalus Root Dried Herb
|Astragalus Root Dried Herb is generally believed to slow down aging, prolong life, boost the vital energy of the body, and strengthen your qi. It reduces inflammation in the body, including edema. It also wards off infection and reinforces the body’s natural defenses through its deep immune support. Astragalus is a perennial plant from the pea that family has been used by Indigenous people across North America for many generations and historical records also show it being used in Chinese medicine for over two thousand years.
When to use:
Astragalus Root (Astragalus membranaceus) is both preventative and restorative.
It always amazes me at how often nature is providing the items that we need to live a healthier life. Astragalus is one of those amazing plants that makes every day better. Think of this plant as one that opens and supports the rivers (fluids) of the body to function better, removes items that do not belong, and gives you a shield that protects from invaders (even on the cellular level). These properties remind me so much of the benefits of our Warrior products and I highly recommend bringing astragalus as a daily option to help you feel better and keep you well.
Native American traditions:
Astragalus is commonly used in teas, poultices, or creams to apply to injuries but also for pulling out poisons, toxins, and fever from the body. It is gentle enough to be made into an eye wash and it’s valued for ceremonial use. The sweet roots are often eaten raw or boiled, fruits are eaten as food, and the leaves are used as a mat to line areas used for butchering. Stalks with pods are used as rattles and astragalus is widely known as good horse medicine.
People who have any of the listed conditions should not use Astragalus: Crohns, MS, Psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, systemic lupus erythematosus. Anyone who has had transplant surgery or is taking medications that suppress the immune system or medication that thins the blood. Children and pregnant or nursing women. It has anticoagulant activity and may increase the risk of bleeding.
Beta blockers may be incompatible with astragalus and there are indicators that is can interact with other medicines, such as decongestants given for colds. If using astragalus, you may not need other decongestants as astragalus opens your breathing while giving your body protective support.
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