Botanical Name: Astragalus membranaceus
Astragalus has been traditionally used to strengthen the lungs, improve digestion, and as an immune-building tonic. It’s used as a daily remedy to build immune strength rather than as an acute remedy to fight infection. The roots can be made into a tea or broth.
Because astragalus stimulates immune activity, it could potentially weaken the effects of immunosuppressive pharmaceuticals, such as cyclosporine and corticosteroids. This adverse reaction is theoretical in humans but has been verified in animal studies. Therefore, concomitant use should be avoided or closely monitored.
In high doses (30 grams or more) and via injection, astragalus has caused itching and allergic skin reactions. Symptoms of overdose may include headaches, insomnia, dizziness, hot flashes, and hypertension. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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