This is my own exclusive tea that is filled with all kinds of herbal goodness for these winter months ahead. I have added a little ginger root and a lemon peel for flavour and as liver cleansing agent. This makes a delicious and health giving tea that I recommend for any body who needs a super powerful immune and energy boost.
Astragalus Tea Benefits have been in the consciousness of many Asian medicine experts for centuries. In fact, astragalus is known as a chief energy tonic in traditional Asian medicine. The official name of astragalus is astragalus membranaceus, but is known as huang qi in Chinese, ogi in Japanese and hwanggi in Korean. The root of the astragalus plant is used to make astragalus tea. Among its beneficial constituents are astragalosides and other immunostimulant polysaccharides, beta-sitosterol, flavonoids, and trace minerals like selenium.
Recent research in China indicates that astragalus herbs may offer antioxidant benefits in people with severe forms of heart disease, relieving symptoms and improving heart function. Because astragalus root has many potential applications and few, if any, side effects, it holds promise as an alternative treatment option.
Astragalus herbs has protective and strengthening effects on the heart. The saponins found in astragalus root help prevent blood vessels from sticking together and fatty plaques from forming in the arteries of the heart which can block the flow of blood. Astragalus membranaceus may improve arrhythmias, creatinine phosphokinase levels, and cardiac function. Astragalus membranaceus helps relieve chest distress and breathlessness due to a weakened heart, discourages retention of salt and water, and tends to combat clots. Astragalus root may also help reduce high cholesterol levels and regulate blood pressure.
Astragalus root is also said to protect the adrenal cortex, the gland that produces hormones related to stress. It may also help allergy sufferers by strengthen the immune system's response to allergens in the environment. Astragalus root enhances body energy. It promotes metabolism of serum and liver proteins, stimulates growth of antibodies, increases white blood cells, and thus increases resistance to viruses. Taken as a tonic, astragalus herbs is believed to build stamina and vitality. Adaptogens help normalize the functioning of various body systems by affecting the action of hormones. Astragalus herbs inhibits gastric secretions, reduces gastric acid, and thus helps cure stomach ulcers.
Astragalus is used in many of the following ways:
Astragalus helps to promote the effects of other herbs and helps to improve digestion
Astragalus useful for anemia and blood disorders.
Astragalus helps stimulate the body’s natural production of interferon
Astragalus helps the body cope with stress
Astragalus helps stimulate immune response
Astragalus is helpful for young adults for energy production and respiratory endurance
Astragalus can be used as an antibacterial
Astragalus used to treat infections of the mucous membranes of the body, especially the urinary and respiratory tracts.
Astragalus used for asthma, hayfever, infections, diabetes, edema, nephritis, ulcers, prolapse of digestive organs, kidney problems, and slow healing skin eruption
Astragalus may help normalize blood pressure.
Astragalus helpful to patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment.
Astragalus protects the heart against oxidative and free radical damage.
Astragalus used by some herbalists as a tea to be taken for to help prevent and treat arrhythmia.