Astragalus membranaceus


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astragalus

A herb which contains betaine, choline, essential fatty oils, glycosides, saponins and vitamin A.
 
Chinese medicine
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.
 
Fringe oncology
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

Astragalus membranaceus

(mem″bră-nā′s(h)ē-ŭs)
A flowering perennial plant of the legume family, from whose roots a brew is concocted that is used in traditional Chinese medicine as an herbal remedy as immune stimulant and as a treatment for colds and flu.
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Astragalus membranaceus: A Review of its Protection Against Inflammation and Gastrointestinal Cancers.Am J Chin Med.
Recent researches show constituents of "TOU method," Angelica dahurica and thorns of Gleditsia sinensis, exhibit antibacterial and anti-inflammatory activities [28, 29]; the constituents of "TUO method," Astragalus membranaceus and Angelica sinensis, promote angiogenesis and the expression of angiogenic growth factors [30, 31].
Of 31 herbal ingredients in the 650-mg tablet, those present in significant concentration included lingzi or reishi (Ganoderma lucidum), woad (Isatis tinctoria), astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus), andrographis (Andrographis paniculata), Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica), evergreen wisteria (Milletia reticulata), oldenlandia (Oldenlandia diffusa), and dashi kombu (Laminaria japonica).
Wang et al., "Suppressive effect of Astragalus membranaceus Bunge on chemical hepatocarcinogenesis in rats," Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology, vol.
Antihyperhydrotic herbs that may be incorporated into formulations for symptomatic relief of sweating include Salvia officinalis (sage) and the Chinese herbs Astragalus membranaceus root and Zizyphus spinosa seed.
Echinacea purpurea, Astragalus membranaceus and Glycyrrhiza glabra are well-known to herbalists for, among other actions, their immunostimulating properties.
Astragalus (the root of Astragalus membranaceus, huang qi) is a traditional Chinese herbal medicine that has been widely used in the clinical therapy of heart failure (9).
(9) It appears to work even better when used in combination with Astragalus membranaceus. (10)
A pharmacological study showed that Huangqi (Astragalus membranaceus), a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), attenuates proteinuria in a streptozotocin- (STZ-) induced model of diabetes [3].
Gao, "A study on the immune receptors for polysaccharides from the roots of Astragalus membranaceus, a Chinese medicinal herb," Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, vol.
Radix Astragali seu Hedysari, milkvetch root (Huangqi), the dried root of Astragalus membranaceus (Fisch.) Bge.
Jade Screen formula consists of three traditional Chinese medicines, including Astragalus membranaceus [Astragalus membranaceus (Fisch.) Bungej; Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae (bighead atractylodes rhizome); and Radix Saposhnikoviae [Saposhnikovia divaricata (Turcz.) Schischkj.