Medical Applications: Adaptogen ( assisting to protect the body against various forms of mental, emotional, and physical stress. ), antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, immune system, colds, upper respiratory infections, lowering blood pressure, treating diabetes, protecting the liver, antioxidant.
On this page you'll learn a great deal about Astragalus and its historic medicinal applications as well as the modern research which clearly shows us that it has medicinal benefits to offer. They have been demonstrated to assist our biology in functioning at optimal levels. So please enjoy this very informative and free information which I am so kindly providing to you all.
Plants such as these, create highly sophisticated organic chemicals using some of the energy gathered from the process of phytosynthesis. These chemicals are called phytochemicals, and they are researched by phytochemist. These researchers isolate compounds from the organic matter of the plant kingdom and research their medicinal benefits. This is no new practice, as the history of medicine pretty much seems to revolve around this type of plant based pharmacological research.
Astragalus was a well known medicine thousands of years before modern science. Does that mean that it wasn't medicine until scientifically verified to have pharmacological value? It was used for over 2,000 years in Chinese medicine as a diuretic and for stimulating the immune system. What if noone belived it could work back then just because it wasn't scientifically verified? This disbelief in natural remedies back then could have easily caused deaths and on going illnesses amongst many people.
Astragalus is used in modern times for its benefits towards coping with diabetes and nephritis. It's still used today in the United States to boost the immune system, especially after cancer chemotherapy. Unfortunately there are still people out there who mindlessly beleive there is no scientific evidence to support medicinal plants! There are quite a few studies out there, one of which shows that this stuff encourages bone marrow to produce more phagocytes, which are cells that destroy bacteria and viruses.
Hear say can be very dangerous to people who need truth. This is one of my main motivations for being a writer and entrepreneur. I want to help put an end to mis-information. For this reason, I want to suggest to anyone who's in school and is interested in researching medicinal plants to check out a field called "phytochemistry". It's given us an ever growing insight into what makes these naturally occuring miracles tick.
Drugs like Aspirin and opiates are prime examples of "manufactured" drugs which would not exist without nature. I mention this example time and time again throughout this website. This over the counter pain relief medication exist thanks to a wild tree known as the White Willow. The bark contains a type of naturally occurring acid that's turned into what we call aspirin. There's also something remarkable that grows on orange peels known as Penicilin, which was and still is a huge breakthrough in medicine today.
Everyone please remember that the historic act of using various plant materials as medicine was the building block for all modern pharmacological studies. Not to mention the fact that plants contain beneficial organisms for our microbiomes, as well as nutrients, minerals, and even vitamins. Let's be clear in our message to those who live ignorant lives.
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