Are you familiar with the term Astragalus? If yes then you are likely to get aware of something which you may have missed about it. And if not don’t get panic as we are here to throw light on the term as well as on particular aspects about Astragalus.

Before moving on let’s tell you here that this particular article is about this magical herb or remedy called Astragalus. Following points would be under discussion in this article:

THINGS TO BE DISCUSSED:

  • WHAT IS ASTRAGALUS?
  • USES
  • DOSAGE
  • SIDE EFFECTS
  • SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

What is Astragalus?

Astragalus is a Chinese herb that has been used by china for centuries. Astragalus propinquus is a flowering plant in Chinese, named Fabaceae. This magical herb named astragalus is one of the top 50 herbs in china used as medication.

Astragalus is still used as a traditional natural remedy or medicine for certain medical conditions and is combined with other herbs for best, quick, effective and long lasting results.

Uses:

Astragalus is an unbiased dietary supplement that is used against several health disorders such as diabetes, hay fever and kidney disorder etc.

The magical herb can be used to protect and support the immune system, liver, low blood pressure, respiratory infections and treating diabetes. It carries great anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that’s the reason that people use it for wounded skin or wound care.

Astragalus can help in reducing sleepiness and improve your skills or energy. However this herbal remedy is in clinical trials now to judge its effectiveness and safety.

Astragalus may improve your heart function and enhance the quality of your life. It works amazingly by increasing the blood pumped amount from your heart through widened blood vessels. By moderating blood flow it also supports kidney function or health.

Dosage:

The dosage of astragalus is recommended differently for different health disorders.

Kidney disease: 7.5-15 grams of powdered astragalus twice a day.

Seasonal allergies: Two capsules of 80mg of astragalus extract daily for 6 weeks.

Chronic fatigue syndrome: 30 grams.

Blood sugar control: 30-40 grams of astragalus for 4 months.

Congestive heart failure: With conventional treatment, 2-7.5 gram of powdered herb twice a day for a month.

Side effects:

Astragalus is all safe when used as instructed but when misused it may cause some negative side effects on one’s health. Reported side effects of the herb are as follows:

  • Itching
  • Rash
  • Diarrhea
  • Runny nose
  • Nausea
  • Restlessness
  • Not safe for pregnant and breastfeeding.
  • Decreases immunosuppressant drug’s effects by increasing the activity of the immune system.

Precautionary measures:

Must keep following safety instructions in mind before taking or using the remedy/medication:

  1. Use only as needed.
  2. Not for use in pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  3. May affect blood sugar or blood pressure level.
  4. Avoid the use of astragalus if you have any serious disease such as blood pressure or diabetes issue.
  5. Avoid astragalus if you have autoimmune disease such as multiple sclerosis, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis.
  6. Consult the doctor before giving it to children.
  7. Keep out of the reach of children.