Astragalus membranaceus has a millennia-long tradition of medicinal use in Asia, but it has only been considered and investigated by Western medicine for a few years. It is a member of the pea family and a perennial herb that has been used in traditional Asian medicine as a tonic for thousands of years.
Preliminary indications suggest that Astragalus membranaceus offers significant potential as an alternative or adjuvant therapy for several conditions. The dried root of the plant has been used to treat various digestive ailments, stomach ulcers, colds and influenza, fever, etc. in combination with other herbs.
Benefits of Astragalus Membranaceus
Laboratory and animal studies suggest that Astragalus membranaceus and its compounds have heart-protective properties and blood-thinning effects.
Astragalus membranaceus contains some beneficial compounds that may enhance your immune system. Some evidence has shown that astragalus may increase your body’s production of white blood cells, which are responsible for preventing illness. In animal research, Astragalus membranaceus help kill bacteria and viruses in mice with infections.
Astragalus membranaceus has been studied in some Asian trials as adjunctive therapy in cancer, including a combination preparation for the treatment of non–small cell lung cancer. Also, the plant has been studied for cancer-related fatigue in an open-label study, which found improvements in subjective outcomes.
Blood Sugar Levels Control
Astragalus membranaceus has active compounds that may help lower blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes and it is the most frequently prescribed herb to help with diabetes management in Asia.
Some studies in animals show that Astragalus membranaceus can reverse immune suppression caused by cyclophosphamide and stimulate cells of the immune system. Additionally, it may also reduce the side effects of other types of chemotherapy, such as nausea, vomiting, and fatigue.
What Is Astragalus Membranaceus Extract
Astragalus membranaceus extract is substances that are extracted from the plant using different solvents, such as water, alcohol, chemicals, or other liquid that works to draw out beneficial plant components. The recommended dose depends on factors such as the user’s age and health. For standardized extracts, it would be 250 – 500 mg, 3-4 times a day. Chenland Jadeimmune™ is a specially formulated botanical blend with 3 traditional Chinese herbs: Astragalus membranaceus root, Atractylodes macrocephala rhizome, and Saposhnikovia divaricata root. The company selects herbs from the cultivated land from harvest to extract to offer customized contracted manufacturing services for herbal extracts and nutritional products in soft gel, capsules, and powders.