Astragalus propinquus (Astragalus)
Astragalus is a potent immune tonic herb. Tonic herbs are traditionally taken with food, as this aids in the absorption of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and life force energy from the food. Astragalus has been sed for centuries in Traditional Chinese Medicine, astragalus is a Qi tonic as well as an adaptogen.
Having been studied in the pursuit of longevity, certain compounds in astragalus have been found to potentiate telomerase production. Telomerase is a ribonucleoprotein that helps protect from chromosomal damage by lengthening telomeres, the protective end caps of chromosomes. These telomeres play a key role in cellular reproduction by protecting DNA from damage and potential mutation. DNA informs the reproducing cell what to be and how to function. With degradation or mutation of this information, a cell is unable to do the job it was intended for, and these mutations can lead to issues as further cell reproduction will then be based off of this mutated/faulty DNA information. These issues can manifest as various signs of systems failures, premature aging, lethargy, more acute organ issues, and cancers.
Our Astragalus Spagyric is an easy way to bring astragalus into your life. As with all of our elixirs, 5-7 drops is a potent medicinal dose. Taken daily, it can support your overall health and immunity, support your absorption of nutrients from your diet, and protect your cells for a long and healthy life.
Planetary Ruler: Jupiter
Energetics: Sweet, slightly warm
Meridians/Organs: spleen, lung
Part used: root
Active constituents: Polysaccharides, triterpenoids (astragalosides), isoflavones (kumatakenin, calycosin, formononetin) glycosides, choline, betaine, glucoronic acid, B-sitosterol
Properties: Qi tonic, immunomodulator, diuretic, anhydrotic, adaptogenic
Not recommended for persons with autoimmune disorders as the immune boosting effects can exacerbate existing conditions.
See our Astragalus Spagyric here.