470 mg - 180 VCapsules
Astragalus is considered to have a normalizing effect on body functions. Early Chinese writings refer to Astragalus as "The Superior Tonic." It ranks as one of China's most important herbal medicines.
The herb is a staple of Chinese medicine, where it has been used for centuries to boost the immune system and treat a variety of ailments.
Practitioners of Chinese medicine use astragalus root to enhance the body's energy, known to them as "qi" (pronounced as "chee"). Ancient people used astragalus root to enhance strength and regulate metabolism. The herb has only recently gained popularity among herbalists and practitioners of alternative medicine in the West.
Roots of astragalus plants that are at least four years old are dried and used for medicinal purposes. As an herbal remedy, astragalus root is said to ward off infections and possibly even cancer. It works in part by helping the skin to eliminate toxins.
Astragalus root contains several compounds that are thought to help strengthen the immune system. These include polysaccharides, saponins, astragalosides, flavonoids and triterpenes.
The active ingredients in astragalus root make it useful topically to help sores on the skin to heal. It can also be used to help with chronic symptoms of colds and flu, as well as diarrhea.
Astragalus root is a mild diuretic, and it can help to reduce sweating as well. In traditional Chinese medicine, all of these uses are attributed to the ability of astragalus root to replenish "qi" so a person who is afflicted with an ailment can regain strength and immunity.
Studies conducted in America support the assertion that astragalus root can enhance the immune system. *
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take 3 capsules daily with a glass of water and food. Take consistently each day for best results
Serving Size: 3 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 60
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Total Carbohydrates 1 g 3% *
Astragalus (root) 1.41 g (1,410 mg) **
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
** Daily Value not established