Astragalus Root 400 mg


Astragalus is a tonic herb from the legume family. It is indigenous to China and has been used as a preventive health tonic in Traditional Chinese Medicine since ancient times. The botanical name of Astragalus is: Astragalus membranaceus. Astragalus is one of the herbs known to stimulate the body’s natural production of interferon. It is known as a "Chi" tonic or replenisher. Chi is a concept in Chinese Medicine of the body’s “Vital Life Energy”. Astragalus is suitable for long-term use as an important aid in supporting the body's natural defense system

Product: Astragalus Root 400 mg
Brand: Nature's Herbs (More Products)
Size: 100 Capsules
Dosage: 2 capsules 3 times daily
Retail: $8.99
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1 Customer Reviews


Astragalus Root
by kvantol

TAKING HUGE AMOUNTS FOR A THERAPEUTIC EFFECT IS NOW MOOT WITH THIS STANDARDIZED HERB!

Therefore the only problem I have had with Astragalus capsules is the same I have with Brewer's Yeast tabs. You can't realistically get a large enough dose to be therapeutic unless you take the powder. Most of the Astragalus I have consumed has been from ground powder that I purchased in "Certified Organic" 5 pound packages which I added to soups, foods and beverages. It tastes awful! Now with a Standardized product one can avoid powders and huge numbers of capsules. However, it is an expensive proposition to take as a daily tonic in this manner.

In the Orient, Huang qi [Astragalus] typically is used in Traditional Chinese Medicine as part of one's everyday diet. Oriental soups prepared daily are usually peppered with weird twigs that impart both their flavor and medicinal properties into the meal. After cooking has leached the whole good from the twigs, they are removed and discarded. Those weird twigs are astragalus and this is the best way to include this quietly potent tonic "warming herb" into your daily routine. Unfortunately, westerners have a little trouble getting this type of homemade stew into their menus everyday, so for them the convenience of Astragalus Powdered Herb added like Wheat Germ or Brewer's Yeast to drinks, soups and meals may do the trick as the taste is not bad. In my case, I kill three birds with one stone by mixing 1 tablespoon of Astragalus Powder along with Brewers Yeast and Ginger into a diluted quart of grapefruit juice. Light on the Ginger. Yum! I also add Astragalus powder to soups and yogurt that I consume through the day. I manage to ingest about 15 grams a day or the equivalent of 30 capsules and I do see a therapeutic benefit especially in the area of overall immunity.

This "Nature's Way" product is excellent, and it was the second Astragalus I had ever tried [after the NOW brand], but that was not a standardized product. The "Nature's Way" Standardized Astragalus [pictured and offered here] is more expensive, but it is more concentrated. It is really up to the individual to decide which form is best for their purposes.

For myself, this is a clear case of - if cost were not a factor I would select this standardized Nature's Way Astragalus.