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In Focus: Astragalus

English common name:

Astragalus

Accepted scientific name:

Astragalus penduliflorus ssp. mongholicus var. dahuricus X. Y.  Zhu

Synonyms:

Astragalus propinquus Schischk.

Astragalus membranaceus Bunge

Astragalus penduliflorus Lam.

Overview:

The root of astragalus is a common ingredient in classical herbalism. It is included in preparations that aim to support healthy skin, respiration, digestion, normal elimination of excretory products, and resistance to allergens and infectious agents. Additionally, astragalus is used as a tonic material to enhance endurance and stamina, increase physical strength, support structural strength of tendons and bones, and hasten recovery from overexertion or injury.

Astragalus root extracts contain saponins, known as astragalosides. These components may possess antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Polysaccharides present in the root may support immune function.

In Tok Wellness products, astragalus root (Astragalus penduliflorus ssp. mongholicus var. dahuricus X. Y.  Zhu) is combined with Ginseng root and other ingredients to produce healthful energy supplementation.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. This blog does not replace professional health advice.