and improve the immune system, to fight against the common cold and as an additional treatment for those used in cancer cases(1)(2.
Recognized as a general tonic, Astragalus may be interesting in autoimmune diseases, respiratory infections, allergies and in the depressed immune system. It has also proven to improve medical stress-related issues such as viral infections, fatigue, and chronic fatigue syndrome. Some health conditions like asthma and sinusitis respond well to the administration of this plant widely used in traditional Chinese medicine(3).
The used part of the astragalus is the root and it goes into the preparation of vegetable broth in the cold period or during the change of season in order to prevent possible infections(4).
Tincture (1:5) - 2-6 mL three times per day(3)
Dried root (or as a tea) - Adult dose normally 9-15 g daily in divided doses
Powdered solid extract (2:1) - 250-500mg three times daily
• Boon Heather, Smith Michael (2009) 55 Most Common Medicinal Herbs: The Complete Natural Medicine Guide Second Edition Institute of Naturopathic Education and Research, CCNM Toronto.
• Godfrey Anthony, Saunders Paul, Barlow Kerry, Gowan Matt (2011) Principles and Practices of Naturopathic Botanical Medicine, Advanced Botanical Medicine. V3 CCNM Press, Toronto.
• Site nd health facts consulté le 6 février 2017. Fiche détaillée Astragalus membranaceous http://www.ndhealthfacts.org/wiki/Astragalus
• Site Passport santé consulté le 6 février 2017. Fiche détaillée Astragalus membranaceous. http://www.passeportsante.net/fr/Solutions/PlantesSupplements/Fiche.aspx?doc=astragale_ps