- Immune modulation
Astragalus was first recorded in Shen Nong’s Materia Medica about 2000 years ago and was believed to stimulate immune function and have antioxidant effects and other benefits in the treatment of viral infections and cardiovascular disease. The roots of astragalus are still considered among the most important and popular Chinese herbs for invigorating vital energy, health promotion and strengthening Qi.
Western herbalists began using astragalus in the 1800s in various tonics as a immunomodulating agent, adaptogen and in the management of cardiovascular disease.
4.5-8.5ml per day in small amount water/juice
Do not use astragalus in acute stages of infection
Safety in pregnancy is not known. Avoid use.
Possibly enhances antiviral activity against herpes simplex type 1 (Stargrove et al 2008) – adjunctive use may be beneficial.
*Our naturopath will consult with you to ensure this is right for you.