Astragalus is also known by the names milk vetch, locoweed, yellow vetch, poison vetch, and Chinese astragalus. The botanical name that is widely known is Astragalus membranaceus. The Chinese have used astragalus for many thousands of years as a remarkable tonic. The root of this plant is said to strengthen the body's surface resistance and is supposed to invigorate and promote tissue regeneration. Astragalus root also been seen as an immune system stimulant as well as a protector of adrenal cortical function. Astragalus contains numerous constituents, including flavonoids, polysaccharides, triterpene glycosides, amino acids, and trace minerals. Astragalus root is considered to have a normalizing effect on the body's functions and is a great natural remedy for a variety of ailments. It is an excellent herbal remedy!
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