Astragalus is an herb commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Actually, to be precise, it’s a genus of herbs, and there are lots of different types of astragalus. Some people reach for astragalus when they have a cold or hay fever, or when they want general immune support. (Think flu season at your office, when your coworker comes into work even though she’s sick. Come on, Janet!) Others take it to prevent or manage heart disease, improve diabetes-related symptoms, fight bacterial infections, or reduce fatigue related to chemo. It’s even sometimes used to improve athletic performance. In TCM, it’s said to increase stamina.
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Books about Astragalus
Astragalus: Ancient Herb for Modern Times
Astragalus: Ancient Herb for Modern Times covers both the modern research and clinical use of this very popular medicinal plant. This book dispels many common myths about Astragalus. Covers major health problems helped by Astragalus including Diabetes, Cancer, Heart Disease, Autoimmune Diseases, Liver disease. Includes several classical traditional Chinese medicine Astragalus combinations. Large reference chapter included. This landmark book is the only comprehensive writing on one of the popular herbs in the world.