The subtle nuances and/or ‘feelings’ after taking Astragalus:
Tones and builds “Upright Chi”, meaning it fights gravity because when the lungs are strong and the breath is deep, it promotes good posture and holds the organs in place. This is also an excellent herb for maintaining the “Protective Chi” circulating on the surface of the skin helping to ward off seasonal illness. If the cold wind seems to bother your neck, it’s often a sign that your “Protective Chi” is weak. So it can feel like a psychic field protector. It is a good ‘my recovery’ remedy … when feeling drained and depleted, it can feel like a boost! More energy please!
Has been used in combination with: Astragalus has been combined with Cordyceps to increase stamina and concentrated energy reservoirs needed for heightened athletic performance.
Astragalus Root – The Great Protector
The root of Astragalus has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for thousands of years as a tonic or ‘adaptogen’. Adaptogens are able to change their function depending on the specific needs of the body.
Here is a list of support others have recorded from taking Astragalus Root:
- Stress Support
- Increased endurance, stamina and strength.
- Boost immune function and increase resistance to infection
- Anti-Ageing – antioxidant and free radical scavenging activity
- Lower blood pressure and Heart Health
- Liver Support and Protection
- Sugar balance
- Used as a natural diet supplement
- Relief from seasonal allergy
- Sleep Support and noted relief from night sweats
- Support wound healing
- Strengthen Digestion and Stomach/Solar Plexus Chakra
- Strengthen Lung Function – Deep Breathing
- There are reports of supporting relief from fatigue or lack of appetite in chemotherapy patients – reducing side-effects and improving outcome from radio and chemotherapy.
If you like Chai tea yet would like to keep away from black tea or just experience a new version with Astragalus try this!
2 tablespoons of ginger root
2 tablespoons dried orange peel
1 tablespoon of cinnamon chips
1 teaspoon of peppercorns
1-2 cardamom pods
3-5 allspice berries
1/4 teaspoon of cloves (about 3-5 cloves)
1 and 1/2 quarts of water
Place all the ingredients in a pan.
Bring to a boil.
Simmer for one hour.
Strain and pour into cups.
Put 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. of Astragalus extract into each cup and stir.
Once you have tasted it, the Astragalus may be all the sweetness you need.
If not, your choice of sweetener, e.g. honey and your choice of milk if you like.
There is a vast reference of information and scientific studies on Maitake Mushroom. Take a look for yourself on other information sites.
Astragalus is generally regarded as safe and well tolerated.
Generally contraindicated for use during a fever and for infants. Do not administer to a child with a fever. Yet remember that this product and claims made for this specific product have not been evaluated by the TGA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. Consult your physician if you are currently on medication, pregnant, sick or uncertain.
Here are other precautions:
- You are taking immunosuppressants such as tacrolimus and cyclosporine: Astragalus may lessen their effects.
- You have hormone-sensitive cancer: Because astragalus has demonstrated estrogenic effects, it is unknown how it may affect hormone-sensitive cancers or hormonal chemotherapy.
- You are undergoing cancer treatment: Laboratory studies suggest that certain properties of astragalus might interfere with the effectiveness of some types of cancer treatment.
- You are taking anticoagulants: Lab studies suggest that astragalus may increase bleeding risk.
- You are undergoing surgery: Lab studies suggest that astragalus may increase bleeding risk.
- You are taking diuretic medications: A small study suggests that astragalus may increase their effects.
- You are taking blood pressure medications: Astragalus may increase the blood pressure-lowering effect.