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What is astragalus?

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Astragalus is also called huang qi or milk vetch. It comes from a type of bean or legume. While there are multiple species of astragalus, most astragalus supplements contain Astragalus membranaceus. The herb is said to offer multiple health benefits for multiple conditions, including heart benefits.

SOURCES: Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Astragalus Root: Monograph." National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: "Astragalus." American Cancer Society: "Astragalus." The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center: "Herbal/Plant Therapies: Astragalus." University of Maryland Medical Center: "Astragalus."




Reviewed by James Beckerman on February 04, 2019

SOURCES: Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Astragalus Root: Monograph." National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: "Astragalus." American Cancer Society: "Astragalus." The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center: "Herbal/Plant Therapies: Astragalus." University of Maryland Medical Center: "Astragalus."




Reviewed by James Beckerman on February 04, 2019

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