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talus. adj., adj astrag´alar.
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A genus of plants (family Leguminosae), notably Astragalus mollissimus (locoweed) on the range lands of western North America, capable of taking selenium from the soil and poisoning sheep, cattle, and horses. Astragalus gummifer is a source of tragacanth.


Surgical operation involving reconstruction or reformation of any structure using healthy tissue, usually in the course of cosmetic procedures.
[G. ana, again, + plastos, formed]
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n. pl. astraga·li (-lī′)
1. The dried root of the East Asian herb Astragalus membranaceus of the pea family, used in herbal medicine. Also called milk vetch.
3. See talus1.

as·trag′a·lar adj.
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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
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A genus of plants (e.g., locoweed) on the range lands of western North America, capable of taking selenium from the soil and poisoning sheep, cattle, and horses. A. gummifer is a source of tragacanth.
Synonym(s): goat thorn, huang chi, milk vetch root, yellow leader.
[L., fr. G. astragalos, ankle bone]
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The talus bone. The upper bone of the foot, on which the tibia rests.
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Medicinal plantsWeight Family Genus Species ratio Astragali 5 Leguminosae Astragalus Astragalus radix Sinomenium 5 Menispermaceae Sinomenium Sinomenium acutum acutum Atractylodis 3 Asteraceae Atractylodes Lancea Lanceae rhizoma Jujube fruit 3 Rhamnaceae Ziziphus Zizyphus Glycyrrhizae 1.5 Leguminosae Glycyrrhiza Glycyrrhiza radix Zingiberis 1 Zingiberaceae Zingiber Zingiberis Rhizoma Rhizoma Table 2: Effects of TJ/20 on Thl/Th2 balance in the synovia of ankle joint in AA rats.
Astragali Radix (AR), known as Huangqi, is prepared from the dried root of Astragalus membranaceus (Fisch.) Bge.
Pharmaceutical Botanical plant name Family and plant name part used Radix Astragali Astragalus membranaceus Leguminosae; (Fisch.) Bunge.
Radix Astragali (Huang-qi), which is prepared from the dried roots of Astragalus membranaceus (Fisch.) Bunge or Astragalus membranaceus (Fisch.) Bunge var.
Radix Astragali Mongolici (460 g), Salvia Miltiorrhiza Bunge (230 g), Flos Lonicerae (160 g), Scrophularia (160 g), Radix Aconiti Lateralis Preparata (140 g), and Radix Glycyrrhizae (90 g) were purchased from Beijing TongRen-Tang Chinese Medicine Co.
Chinese herbal formula Astragali Radix (AR) and Rehmanniae Radix (RR) were found to promote the formation of granulation tissue at diabetic foot ulcer bed (Wong et al.
Keywords: Danggui Buxue Tang Astragali Radix Angelicae Sinensis Radix Herbal medicine Traditional Chinese medicine
The present study investigated the effects of Radix Astragali (RA) and Radix Rehmanniae (RR), the major components of an anti-diabetic foot ulcer herbal formula (NF3), on the metabolism of model probe substrates of human CYP isoforms, CYP1A2, CYP2C9, CYP2D6, CYP2E1 and CYP3A4, which are important in the metabolism of a variety of xenobiotics.
Briefly, eight component herbal medicines of BJIGT, Astragali Radix (36.885 kg), Glycyrrhizae Radix et Rhizoma (24.590 kg), Ginseng Radix (24.590 kg), Atractylodis Rhizoma Alba (24.590 kg), Citri Unshius Pericarpium (12.295 kg), Angelicae Gigantis Radix (12.295 kg), Cimicifugae Rhizoma (7.377 kg), and Bupleuri Radix (7.377 kg), were purchased from Kwangmyungdang Medicinal Herbs (Ulsan, Korea), mixed, and extracted in a 10-fold mass (1,500 L) of water at 100[degrees]C for 2 h using the reflux method.
Stimulating effects of Bacillus subtHis nauo-fermentcd Radix astragali on hyaluronic acid production in human skin cells.
The most frequently used herbal medicinal materials were Astragali Radix and tonifying and replenishing medicinals.
Protective effect of active components extracted from radix Astragali on human erythrocyte membrane damages caused by reactive oxygen species.