Astragalus Root

From our list of ailments, see what Astragalus Root can be used for:

  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Blood Pressure
  • Emphysema
  • Fatigue
  • Genito-Urinary Ailments
  • Hardening of the Arteries
  • Heart Disease
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Hypertension
  • Lungs
  • Tuberculosis
  • Urinary Tract Problems
  • Venereal Disease
  • Water Retention

Natural Remedies using Astragalus Root

Head congestion, runny nose, or cough—none of them is any fun. But armed with a little herbal knowledge, you can combat the cold blues and get back to your regular routine. Herbs high in volatile oils are great for the respiratory system because they penetrate on contact and begin alleviating symptoms right away. Herbs such as reishi and echinacea root are designed to stimulate the fighter cells that can give you a big hand up to avoid going down. Astragalus is a wonderful herb for strengthening the overall immune system in the prevention of colds and flus. One word to the wise: you should understand how best to use the two most common cold herbs—astragalus and echinacea.

Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Apricot) — Class 3 (AHP). Also known as bitter almond. One of the products apricot seed components break down into in the human body is highly toxic prussic acid. Fifty to 60 kernels of apricot seed can kill adults; 7–10 can be fatal in children. My CRC handbook says that a ‘double kernel is said to be enough to kill a man” (CRC). I think that is overkill. Headache and nausea occurred in some patients being treated for chronic bronchosis with a paste of apricot seed and sugar. Possible adverse interaction when taken with Astragalus, skullcap, or kudzu root (TMA, 1996). Kernels may cause contact dermatosis. Cyanogenetic glycosides in the seed can cause cyanide poisoning (CAN). Because of cyanide toxicity, apricots use in pregnancy and lactation is to be avoided. Avoid in pregnancy; ingestion of cyanogenic substances may be teratogenic. Oral doses of 50 mg HCN (+~ 30 g kernels = 50–60 kernels with ca 2000 ppm HCN). More than 20 deaths have been reported from laetrile and apricot kernel ingestion (CAN). Symptoms of acute intoxication include convulsions, dizziness, drowsiness, dyspnea, headache, hypotension, nausea, paralysis, coma, and then death. Death may occur from 1 to 15 minutes after ingestion. Antidotes for cyanide poisoning include aminophenol, cobalt edetate, hydroxocobalamin, nitrite, and thiosulphate.

Arteriosclerosis, Atherosclerosis, Blood Pressure, Emphysema, Fatigue, Genito-Urinary Ailments, Hardening of the Arteries, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Hypertension, Lungs, Tuberculosis, Urinary Tract Problems, Venereal Disease, Water Retention

The Benefit of using Astragalus Root as a natural cure

Imagine a giant fortress. Atop the fortress is a handful of guards who walk and patrol to safe-guard against invasion. Taking astragalus is like asking the reserve guards to step up to the wall to patrol. With a guard at every post, nothing can come in. Unfortunately, it works the other way around, too. If one little sneaker cold somehow makes its way in, and you continue to take astragalus, you’ve sealed the exits and the enemy cold becomes trapped inside the body. My advice, then, is to take astragalus before cold and flu season or before you get on a plane to arm your body with strong forces, but always discontinue its use if you happen to catch a sneaker.