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What is astragalus used for?

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Astragalus is a natural dietary supplement that's used for various health conditions, like the common cold, upper respiratory infections, fibromyalgia, diabetes, arthritis, asthma, and nervous conditions as well as to lower blood sugar and blood pressure. Some people claim it may protect against heart disease. It's also used to help improve overall weakness.

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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