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How astragalus benefits people with cancer and low immunity

5/6/2014 - Astragalus grows wild in Korea, Mongolia, Japan, Taiwan and northern China. Known in Chinese as Huang Qi, it has been used medicinally for over 1,000 years. In his classical treatise, Shen Nung Pen Tsao Ching (circa 100 AD), Shen Nung, founder of Chinese herbal medicine, classified Huang Qi as a superior...

Schisandra berries and astragalus root work in synergy to heal the liver - Study

12/29/2013 - The liver is an amazing filtration system for the entire body. It not only processes the body's blood but also breaks down nutrients for cellular utilization throughout the body. It produces cholesterol to help transport fats, generates proteins for blood plasma and eliminates bile through the gall...

The immune boosting power of astragalus

9/27/2013 - Adaptogenic herbs have beneficial stress adapting properties that they pass on to those who consume them to support healthy function. Astragalus is an herb that has been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years to assist the body in adapting to stress and boosting natural immunity. Astragalus...

Five powerful herbal tinctures to boost your immune system

12/17/2012 - The beauty of the natural world extends far beyond just the aesthetic characteristics that make plants and shrubs visually appealing. Some of the most powerful healing and immune-boosting agents in existence can actually be found growing unassumingly in fields, forests, and jungles around the world...

Five ways astragalus helps your body heal itself

12/7/2012 - With a healing reputation in Eastern medicine that's already thousands of years old, the astragalus herb, renowned for its ability to deeply strengthen the immune system, is becoming even more widely used in Western treatments as well. Derived from a perennial plant native to China, Mongolia and...

Astragalus, the unsung cancer fighter

5/21/2012 - Astragalus is a traditional Chinese medicinal herb that has been around for over 4,000 years. Astragalus is an adaptogenic, nontoxic herb and plant extract that helps the body resist the damaging effects of stress while restoring normal physiological function. Astragalus aids adrenal function, digestion,...

Boost Your Immune System with Smoothies

1/6/2010 - Beginning of the school year, rumors of the swine flu sparked great fear around the world. As viruses and bacteria begin to spread like wild fire throughout our communities, you are probably searching for the best immune system supplements to protect your family in addition to a well-balanced diet....

Research Reveals that Certain Forms of Astragalus Contain Molecules that Reverse Aging

10/23/2009 - The 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology of Medicine was awarded jointly to Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Carol W. Greider, and Jack W. Szostak for their discoveries into cell division and into how chromosomes can be copied without degradation. The key was found in maintaining healthy telomeres, the protective...

Dr. Weil was right: Astragalus herb really helps fight the flu (influenza)

10/22/2009 - The FTC and FDA are terrorizing Dr. Andrew Weil over his true statements about the immune-boosting properties of astragalus. According to the FDA, astragalus has no antiviral or antibacterial properties whatsoever and is of absolutely no use in the human body. Sound bizarre? I thought so too. That's...

Astragalus "super herb" protects, supports immune system function

10/12/2009 - Astragalus has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for literally thousands of years. Today, in the western world, it's being rediscovered as a powerful adaptogenic herb with a remarkable ability to balance and boost immune function. With more and more people concerned about immune function...

This Flu Season, Walk through the Fire with Reishi and Astragalus

12/11/2008 - This combo is formulated from two of the most famous Chinese herbs used for "Wei Qi" (the immune system). These two herbs are Ling Zhi (Ganoderma Lucidum) and Huang Qi (Astragalus Membranaceus). The two herbs are better known as Reishi and Astragalus. It is truly a formula for what could be called,...

AIDS Breakthrough: Astragalus Root Could Replace HIV Drugs

11/13/2008 - Could an herbal therapy that's been used for centuries in Chinese medicine to strengthen the immune system hold the key to an effective treatment for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, better known as AIDS? A new study by scientists at the UCLA AIDS Institute says that's possible. The research,...

Tune Up Your Immune System for Cold and Flu Season

10/18/2008 - It's almost cold and flu season again. This is the time to make sure your immune system is up to the task of killing off invading germs, viruses and bacteria. A healthy, well-tuned immune system also vanquishes abnormal or degenerating cells before they can do any damage. One of the best ways to make...

Studies show reishi mushrooms benefit people stricken with a variety of ailments, from high blood pressure to AIDS

1/25/2007 - Hailed in ancient Eastern medicine as the "mushroom of immortality" and the "medicine of kings," you'd expect reishi to offer you some pretty astounding health benefits, right? Your assumptions are correct. This prized fungus may be able to boost your immune system, fight cancer, ward off heart disease,...

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