astragalus(redirected from Goat's-thorn)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Goat's-thorn: Goat's beard
astragalus/as·trag·a·lus/ (as-trag´ah-lus) talus.astrag´alar
astragalusA herb which contains betaine, choline, essential fatty oils, glycosides, saponins and vitamin A.
Used for its cardiotonic and diuretic effects, and for adrenal insufficiency, anorexia, bronchitis, cancer, colds, chronic fatigue, diabetes, diarrhoea, hepatitis, hypertension, immune deficiency, organ prolapse, profuse sweating and weakness of extremities.
Astragalus is said to be useful in managing cancer by boosting immunity.
Western herbal medicine
In Western herbology, astragalus has been used as a digestive tonic, to enhance immunity, and for managing AIDS, cancer, chronic fatigue and the common cold
Synonym(s): goat thorn, huang chi, milk vetch root, yellow leader.
astragalusThe talus bone. The upper bone of the foot, on which the tibia rests.
talus; astragalus ankle bone
inferior surface of body of talus articulates with superior aspect of calcaneum, forming subtalar joint
head of talus articulates with navicular forming TNJ itself a component of midtarsal joint
superior (trochlear) surface of body of talus articulates with inferior ends of tibia and fibula, forming ankle joint
Astragalus membranaceus, Astragalus gummifer; part used: roots; uses: cold, fatigue, bronchitis, flu, immune system stimulant, reduction of side effects of chemotherapy; precautions: none known. Also called