Name: Astragalus Extract
Botanical source: Astragalus membranaceus
Appearance: Brown Powder
Test method: TLC
Packing: 25KG/ cardboard drum
Storage: Store in cool and dry place and keep away from strong direct light and heat
Shelf Life: Two years when properly stored
Astragalus root has polysaccharides that have a role in influencing the immune system. Astragalus root also contains saponins called astragalosides and astramembranosides, along with flavonoids and triterpenes. Three major flavonoids are ononin, along with formononetin, and demethylhomopterocarpin.
Health Benefits of Astragalus extract
1. Aplastic anemia
Clinical study on effect of Astragalus Injection and its immuno-regulation action in treating chronic aplastic anemia.
2. Anti-inflammatory action
Int J Mol Med. 2013. Astragalus polysaccharide induces anti-inflammatory effects dependent on AMPK activity in palmitate-treated RAW264.7 cells.
3. Blood sugar
Hypoglycemic effect of polysaccharide enriched extract of Astragalus membranaceus in diet induced insulin resistant C57BL/6J mice and its potential mechanism.
4. Cancer and use with chemotherapy drugs
Astragalus membranaceus has been used to ameliorate the side effects of anti-neoplastic drugs.
Astragalus membranaceus flavonoids ameliorate chronic fatigue syndrome induced by food intake restriction plus forced swimming.
6. Heart failure
Astragalus has protective effect on heart tissue and may be helpful in congestive heart failure.
7. Immune system
Astragalus improves certain parts of the immune system, and may have some anti-HIV activity. It's not clear whether astragalus would have anti-HIV activity when ingested as a supplement.