Astragalus

Astragalus — Kidney Cancer / Kidney Tumor
Astragalus is used in combination with other herbs to help strengthen the body against diseases. It also contains anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties and is an alternative treatment for kidney cancer (may help reduce the symptoms of such).

Astragalus is available in capsules, tablets and tinctures. Recommended intake for adults is 250mg to 500mg of standardized extract up to four times on a daily basis. In addition, it may also have adverse effects if used with certain medications and other herbs.

Astragalus — Liver Cancer

Astragalus - 1According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, there are three herbs that are considered to be helpful natural therapies in treating liver cancer. They are American ginseng, Asian ginseng, and grape seed. Other herbal remedies that are known for their cancer-fighting ability include Astragalus, ginger, turmeric and thyme.

 

 

 

Astragalus — Cancer

Astragalus - 3Astragalus is one of the most widely natural herbs in traditional Chinese medicine. It can protect both your kidneys and lungs from auto-antibody attacks. It also heals burns, protects you from heart disease, wards off the common cold, increases stamina, and lowers blood pressure. As an adaptogen, it increases the general resistance to stress and certain diseases. Astralagus also boosts your immune system and helps prevent infections.

Astragalus can also reduce the effects of both chemo and radiation, including fatigue, weight loss, anemia, nausea and loss of strength. At the same time, it can increase production of WBC for leucopenia (a common side effect of immunosuppressive therapy), thereby lowering life-threatening infections. In addition, it also increases the ability of the NK cells and T-cells to kill cancer cells while switching on the anti-tumor activity of Interleukin-2. In chemo, astragalus provides anti-neoplastic activity and lowers immune-supression.

Moreover, astragalus also has immune-stimulant effects (not been proven to either treat or prevent cancer) and when it was tested in rats, astragalus reversed the immune suppression from cyclophosphamide (a common chemotherapy drug). Scientist also believes that astragalus works by stimulating several factors found in the immune system. Other studies states that astragalus works by stimulating monocyte activity (the body’s natural killer cells) and lymphocytes, even if their activity is being blocked off by substances like steroids.

Astragalus — Stimulates the Immune System

Astragalus - 4There have been laboratory studies and clinical trials have been conducted on astragalus. It’s been said that the compounds of the said remedy can have a great impact on your immune system by stimulating it to perform its function normally.

Astragalus — Reduces Chemotherapy Side Effects

Astragalus has also proven that it can reduce the side effects of chemotherapy in colorectal cancer patients. It helps reduce several kinds of side effects after a chemotherapy session, this also includes immune suppression. Studies in animals showed that astralagus reverses the immune suppression that’s caused by cyclophosphamide and triggers certain cells inside the immune system in the process.

Astragalus – The Health Benefits

There are also a couple of different reasons why you should take astragalus. These can include, but not limited to:

  • Lowers the metastatic spread increasing survival rates
  • Helps with heart disease and high blood pressure
  • Reduces the symptoms of inflammation
  • Aids in digestion
  • Improves the function of the liver
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Can be used as an overall tonic
  • Treats burns and abscesses
  • Prevents common colds from happening
  • Helps eliminate respiratory infections
  • Helps with fibromyalgia and anemia
  • Helps with chronic fatigue syndrome and kidney diseases

Astragalus — Chronic Colds, Epstein Barr Virus, HIV, Candida

Astragalus - 1Astragalus is an herb that can perform a lot of actions in nearly every body system available. It can be used to treat chronic colds, Epstein Barr Virus and candida (preventing further infection recurrence). In addition, astragalus can also be used to treat symptoms of HIV; although, it hasn’t been proven that it can completely remove the said disease.

Astragalus works by stimulating the bone marrow blood cells while at the same time enhancing the deep immune strength. In addition, there are studies that show that the polysaccharides in astragalus increases phagocytosis (the engulfing of microorganism invaders by the immune system). It also increases the production of immunoglobulins and macrophages and modulate the pituitary-adrenal cortical activity.

 

Astragalus — Fatigue

Astragalus is also used by many as a way to lower their fatigue levels and it increases the tolerance of a person towards stress. In addition to that, astragalus can also protect the kidneys and lungs from damage (from auto-antibody complexes) and properly regulate sweating.

Astragalus — Hepatitis and Inflammation

Astragalus helps protect against oxidative damage by increasing the mitochondrial function without increasing the mitochondrial oxygen consumption. In the liver, astragalus is a mild cholerectic and also increases the repain in chronic viral hepatites while lowering inflammation and other symptoms. In addition, it lengthens telomeres for longevity, something the very expensive extract TA 65 is known to do.

Astragalus – Cardiac Tonic and Heart Attack

The saponins present in astragalus inhibit lipid peroxidation in the myocardium and one study using a patients with angina showed that cardiac output increased after two weeks of treatment. In addition, astragalus can strengthen the left ventricular function and lowers the effects of free radical damage in patients after a heart attack. It also increases super oxide dismutase activity inside the cardiac muscle.

 

Astragalus – Anemia

There are a couple of reasons as to why you should taks astragalus. These may include, but aren’t limited to

  • Loweris metastatic spread, increases survival rates
  • Helps with heart disease and high blood pressure
  • Lowers inflammation
  • Aids in digestion
  • Helps improve the function of the liver
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Minimizes chemotherapy side effects
  • Can be used as a general tonic
  • Helps treat burns and abscesses
  • Prevents the common cold
  • Respiratrory infections
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Anemia
  • Helps with chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Kidney diseases

 

Astragalus – Angina

Astragalus can be considered to be a cardiac tonic. In the cardiovascular system, the saponins in astragalus inhibit lipid peroxidation in the myocardium and one study on patients with angina showed that cardiac output increased after two weeks of the treatment. Furthermore, astragalus helps strengthen the left ventricular function and lowers free radical damage in patients after a heart attack, as well as increasing super oxide dismutase activity in cardiac muscle.

 

Astragalus – Chemotherapy Side Effects

Studies conducted in animals show that astralgus reverses the immune suppression caused by cyclophosphamide and stimulates certain cells of the immune cells of the immune system. Astragalus may help lower the side effects of chemotherapy in colorectal cancer patients.

HEALTH BENEFITS OF ASTRAGALUS ROOT
There are a number of reasons why you should take astragalus. These may include, but are not limited to:

  • Lowers metastatic spread, increasing survival rates
  • Helps with heart disease and high blood pressure
  • Lowers inflammation
  • Aids in digestion
  • Helps improve the function of the liver
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Minimizes chemotherapy side effects
  • Can be used as a general tonic
  • Helps treat burns and abscesses
  • Prevents the common cold
  • Respiratrory infections
  • Eases fibromyalgia
  • Aids against anemia
  • Helps with chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Helps prevent kidney diseases

 

Astragalus – Chronic Fatigue

There are a couple of reasons as to why you should taks astragalus. These may include, but not limited to

  • Lowering metastatic spread and increasing survival rates
  • Helps with heart disease and high blood pressure
  • Lowers inflammation
  • Aids in digestion
  • Helps improve the function of your liver
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Minimizes chemotherapy side effects
  • Can be used as a general tonic
  • Helps treat burns and abscesses
  • Prevents the common cold
  • Respiratrory infections
  • Provides relief from fibromyalgia
  • Aids fight anemia
  • Helps with chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Combats kidney diseases

 

Astragalus – Colds, Epstein-Barr virus

Astragalus is an herb that has purpose for nearly every systems in the body. It’s used to treat chronic colds, Epstein Barr Virus, HIV and candida by preventing the recurrence of the infection. Astragalus also helps stimulate bone marrow blood cells while enhancing deep immune strength.

Studies have also proven that the polysaccharides in astragalus increases phagocytosis (the engulfing of microorganism invaders by the immune system), increase the production of immunoglobulins and macrophagens and modulates pituitary-adrenal cortical activity.

 

Astragalus – Fatigue

Astragalus is known to help protect the kidneys and the lungs from damage from auto-antibody complexes, regulating sweating, decreasing fatigue and helps increase tolerance to stress.

 

Astragalus – Fibromyalgia

There are a couple of reasons as to why you should taks astragalus. These may include, but not limited to

  • Lowering metastatic spred increasing survival rates
  • Helps with heart disease and high blood pressure
  • Lowers inflammation
  • Aids in digestion
  • Helps improve the function of your liver
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Minimizes chemotherapy side effects
  • Can be used as a general tonic
  • Helps treat burns and abscesses
  • Prevents the common cold
  • Respiratrory infections
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Anemia
  • Helps with chronic fatigue syndrome
  • kidney diseases

 

Astragalus – Hepatitis

Astragalus helps protect against oxidative damage by increasing mitochondrial function without increasing the mitochondrial oxygen consumption. In the liver, astralgus is a mild choleretic and also helps increase repairs in chronic vital hepatitis while lowering inflammation and other symptoms.

Furthermore, astragalus lengthens telomeres for longevity (TA65 is a very pricey extract that’s made from Astralgus believed to lower all of the effects of aging and mimics pretty much every benefits of the inexpensive herb from astralgus). Astralgus even increases motility of human sperm.

Author: Serena

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