Astragalus Membranaceus, because we are talking about it, has been known and used for over 2000 years. It is included among the 50 herbs traditionally used in Chinese medicine. What distinguishes this plant from others and how can it help us in the process of taking care of our bodies and minds?
The Chinese call the astragalus huang Qi (“yellow leader”), it has great healing potential. It is believed that this plant helps to strengthen the immune system, fight infections and has rejuvenating properties, among other things.
Astragalus is recognized by the European Food Safety Authority as a herb with proven anti-aging effects . Astragalus has a unique effect on our appearance – it has a rejuvenating and revitalizing effect , and also improves well-being and adds energy .
Astragalus is the only plant material with a clinically proven ability to activate telomerase and elongate telomeres in aging cells of the immune system , which protects their DNA from damage and mutations.
A beneficial effect on the skin
It is an excellent antioxidant , which is important in maintaining beautiful and healthy skin. The Chinese believe that thanks to the properties of astragalus, cell damage by free radicals can be prevented and repaired . Astragalus as a strong antioxidant, effectively protects the mitochondria. It has a beneficial effect on the veins, arteries and heart. It is also an effective way to lower blood pressure.
It has a protective effect on the skin, reducing the effects of its aging caused by the sun’s rays . This herb also increases the number of blood vessels and collagen synthesis. An additional advantage of the plant is the fact that it accelerates the healing of wounds , and the resulting scars become invisible.
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This plant stimulates the immune system so much that it is considered a cure for one of the most dangerous diseases in the world – AIDS. Astragalus is also very often compared to echinacea, because it can destroy bacteria that attack at the first symptoms of respiratory infections . This herb can also be used prophylactically as a means of preventing the recurrence of infection.
In recent years, astragalus has been gaining more and more supporters among Westerners. It is sometimes used as a preparation facilitating recovery and regenerating the body’s defenses after chemotherapy and radiotherapy . It is believed that astragalus enhances the production of T lymphocytes, macrophages, natural killer cells. The root of this plant also protects against bacteria, viruses, germs that lead to the development of flu or pneumonia. It is one of the many natural substances given to patients in China for the treatment of Covid-19.
Studies show that astragalus not only counteracts the mechanisms associated with the aging of the body, but also helps to maintain the efficiency of the mind, the ability to remember new facts and learn . Some studies suggest that astragalus may reduce brain damage associated with Alzheimer’s disease or stroke, effectively reducing the severity of inflammatory processes and fibrosis.
In animal experiments, astragalus has shown a protective effect on blood vessels. It expands them, lowering blood pressure, and additionally protects the endothelium of blood vessels – a delicate, inner layer, which is the source of numerous substances related to pressure regulation, blood coagulation and others. Endothelial damage leading to dysfunction of the endothelium is the first step in the development of atherosclerosis and hypertension. Astragalus lowers cholesterol, which prevents the development of atherosclerosis.
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