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The Many Benefits Of Astragalus Tea

By Tyler Woodward

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What Is Astragalus:

What Is Astragalus

Astragalus is an adaptogenic herb that helps to fight against various stresses and has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine and also as a medicinal tea. There are many variations of astragalus plants, but the most commonly used plant is astragalus membranaceus. The roots of the astragalus plants are what is primarily used for medicine. Within this plant there are a variety of compounds which contribute to its medicinal properties including: astragalus polysaccharide (APS), flavonoids compounds, saponins compounds, alkaloids, etc.

In the past astragalus has been used as a means of treating a number of conditions including:

  • Anemia †
  • Colds And Influenza †
  • Blood Sugar Control †
  • Diabetes † 
  • Heart Disease  †
  • Hepatitis †
  • Kidney Disease †
  • Seasonal Allergies †
  • Cancer †

Despite astragalus use in treating these disorders there is not a significant amount of research backing supporting its use on many of these conditions.

Benefits Of Astragalus:

Benefits Of Astragalus

Astragalus has been proposed to have a ton of health benefits including:

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How Does Astragalus Work?:

How Does Astragalus Work

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Best Sources Of Astragalus:

Best Sources Of Astragalus

Depending on the extraction process used to derive the compounds from astragalus determines the potency of the product. Different extraction methods will result in both different purities, but also different compounds making it into the end-product. For this reason it may be beneficial to experiment with various types of astragalus supplements to see if one is more beneficial to you.

Additionally, astragalus supplmeents can come in a variety of forms including:

  • Topical
  • Capsule
  • Tincture
  • Injectible (only available in certain counties in a hospital setting)

If you are using an astragalus supplement it’s important to make sure that the supplement utilizes the astragalus membranaceus type of the astragalus plant as other types of plants within the family have been found to be contain toxic compounds.

Another easy way to consume astragalus is by using it in a tea! A tea can be a very easy and organic means of consuming astragalus in your daily routine. When buying an astragalus tea just make sure to buy one that is organic.

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