Product name: Astragalus extract
Plant latin name: Astragalus membranaceus(Fisch.) Bge.
Product specifications: Astragaloside IV 0.5%, 1%, 5%, 10% HPLC, Astragalus Polysaccharides ≥20% UV
Appearance: Brownish yellow powder
CAS No.: Astragaloside IV 83207-58-3
Molecular formula: Astragaloside IV C41H68O14
Molecular weight: Astragaloside IV 784.981
Many studies show that thanks to its saponins and polysaccharides, astragalus can reduce inflammatory response in connection to a number of illnesses and conditions, from helping to heal wounds and lesions to reducing inflammation in diabetic kidney disease.
Boosting the Immune System
Boosting the immune system is one of the most known features of astragalus, which has been used for thousands of years. Scientific studies displayed its ability to control t-helper cells 1 and 2, essentially regulating the body’s immune responses.
Astragalus saponins, flavonoids and polysaccharides have been used in decreasing or eliminating tumors successfully. In instances of chemo resistance treating liver cancer, astragalus has shown potential in reversing multidrug resistance and conventional chemotherapy.
Cardiovascular System Protector
The flavonoids in astragalus help prevent plaque buildup in arteries and narrowing of vessel walls by protecting the inner vessel wall. A 2014 study in China suggests injection of astragalus makes treatment more successful in heart conditions when combined with conventional treatment.
Other studies have shown its ability to reduce blood pressure and level of triglycerides.
Regulating and Preventing Diabetes and Illnesses Related to Diabetes
Astragalus has been studied as an antidiabetic. Studies show its ability to relieve insulin resistance. Saponins, flavonoids and polysaccharides all are used in treating and regulating type 1 and 2 diabetes effectively. These elements are able to increase insulin sensitivity, protect pancreatic beta cells and also act as a fighter of inflammation related to diabetes symptoms.
Antioxidation and Anti-Aging
Many elements found in astragalus are able to fight free radical damage and prevent oxidative stress. Its polysaccharides have positive effects on the immune system and improvement of the function of the brain.
Due to its anti-inflammatory qualities, astragalus has been used in treating wounds for a long time. The dried root of astragalus has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for the repair and regeneration of injured organs and tissues.
In a 2012 study by the Institute of Pharmaceutics at Zhejiang University, wounds treated with astragaloside IV showed recovery rates increase two to threefold over 48–96 hours. It was concluded that astragalus is a promising natural product for anti-scarring and healing in wounds.
Alleviating Symptoms of Chemotherapy
Astragalus has been shown to help patients receiving chemotherapy to recover more quickly. In cases of chemotherapy symptoms like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and bone marrow suppression, astragalus has been given intravenously and in combination with other Chinese herbal mixtures. Trials have proved its ability to reduce these symptoms and increase the efficacy of the chemotherapy treatments.