Viridian 100% Organic Astragalus - 400mg Veg Caps
Astragalus is native to Northern China and the elevated regions of the Chinese provinces. The Chinese name huang qi translates as yellow leader, referring to the yellow color of the root and its status as one of the most important tonic herbs. Traditional Chinese Medicine used this herb for night sweats, deficiency of chi (e.g., fatigue, weakness, and loss of appetite), and diarrhoea.
ADAPTOGENIC - Astragalus is a tonic herb and exerts anti-stress effects helping to build energy, strengthen digestion, improve memory, learning, and resistance to disease.
IMMUNE SUPPORT - Astragalus has been shown to reduce the duration and severity of symptoms in acute treatment of the common cold as well as raise white blood cell counts. Astragalus works by stimulating several factors of the immune system: phagocytic activity, interferon production, and natural killer cell activity, T-cell activity, and other anti viral mechanisms.
ANTI-VIRAL - Astragalus has anti-viral properties and has been shown to inhibit the replication of coxsackie B-3 virus, shown to a causative factor in myocarditis.
CARDIO-TONIC - Astragalus increases cardiac output in patients with angina pectoris. It has also been found to alleviate chest distress, improve left-ventricular function, and has therapeutic effects on sodium and water retention thus improving renal function.
DIGESTIVE FUNCTION - Astragalus strengthens the movement and muscle tone in the intestine, especially the jejunum, to increase overall gastro-intestinal function.
LIVER/KIDNEY PROTECTIVE - Extracts of astragalus have been shown to alleviate liver injury and protect hepatic cells from pathological changes. Astragalus has demonstrated positive effects in protecting the kidneys from acute renal injury.
CELL-PROTECTIVE - Astragalus appears particularly helpful in cases where the immune system has been