Astragalus is appraised as the big cheese in the world of herbalism due to the myriad of fringe benefits it confers. This grandee also sits proudly among the 50 fundamental herbs in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Astragalus rolls in from the Fabaceae family and is marked by its highly aromatic vetch-like leaves and flowers that are reminiscent of peas. Its flowers come in various colors, including white, orange, and yellow.
Astragalus accounts for the treatment of a wide array of diseases like anorexia, fatigue, diarrhea, common cold, and heart diseases. The herb also improves the symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections like tonsillitis, pharyngitis, and asthma. Also, astragalus is hailed as a potent immune-boosting plant at certain places.
With further clinical trials, astragalus has aced in stabilizing the blood sugar levels which makes it fruitful for diabetic patients. It outshines dramatically as doctors/pharmacists are readily prescribing astragalus as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of cancer as it inhibits the proliferation of cancerous cells in the body.
Astragalus roots are extremely celebrated as they are brimmed with isoflavonoids, polysaccharides, astragalosides, coumarins, amino acids, numerous trace minerals, and so forth.