Astragalus has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for hundreds of years, as Ashwagandha it is also an adaptogenic herb for its ability to aid the body in dealing with both physical, mental and emotional stresses.
Its high antioxidant content is known to support the immune and respiratory systems, by promoting healthy cell function and normal levels of specific immune cells.
In addition, the polysaccharides found in Astragalus are responsible for its anti-inflammatory properties, helping the body reduce inflammatory responses connected to a number of diseases.
Its high antioxidant content also helps prevent plaque buildup in arteries, reduces blood pressure and levels of triglycerides, thus protecting the cardiovascular system.
Astragalus may also help fight common colds and the flu due to its antiviral properties. Opposed to Echinacea, Astragalus seems to have better results when used as a supplement on a regular basis as a way to prevent illness before it happens.
Astragalus is available in many different forms, including liquid extracts, dried herb, capsules and, tea. And of course, you can find all of them at William’s Natural Foods.