Astragalus, also known as "huáng qí," is a herb that has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine. It has numerous potential health benefits due to its high content of polysaccharides, flavonoids, and saponins.
Some research suggests that it may have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties, boost the immune system, reduce stress and anxiety, improve heart health by lowering cholesterol levels and blood pressure, and aid in the treatment of diabetes by lowering blood sugar levels.
Additionally, astragalus may act as an adaptogen, helping the body to better cope with internal and external stresses. While more research is needed to confirm these benefits, early studies show promising results. Astragalus can be consumed as a tea or in supplement form but should be used with caution as it can interfere with certain medications or worsen certain health conditions.
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