Astragalus is a powerful deep immune building, anti-aging herb. This certified organic dried Astragalus cut root can be used to make a tea. Bring a tablespoon of the root to a boil with a cup and a half of water, and then simmer for 10 minutes to get the medicinal properties extracted from the herb, then drink as a tea.
For centuries the Chinese prized Astragalus as a powerful anti-aging, immune building herb. Recent research has proved their wisdom by identifying compounds in Astragalus called astragalosides, potent activators of the enzyme telomerase, which can lengthen telomeres.
Telomere (the end cap of your DNA) length is an indicator of the biological age of your cells. As the DNA telomere length shortens, the cell becomes older, weaker and debilitated. As it lengthens, the cell becomes stronger, younger and healthier. So let's lengthen your telomeres with Astragalus root and other strategies! (More below).
Telomeres shorten each time the cell divides and it was previously thought that each cell only had so many cell divisions before it died. But now it is known that telomeres can be lengthened and so can the life and
health of the cell and the associated tissue or organ.
Hundreds of published peer-reviewed studies show the relationship between telomere length and markers of disease, life span and quality of life.
Shortened telomeres are seen in all degenerative diseases including heart disease, diabetes, dementia and age related decline.
In addition, Astragalus has more than a hundred different compounds with potential health benefits, such as amino acids, trace elements, polysaccharides, saponins, flavonoids and phenolic acids.
The list of health properties attributed to Astragalus found by researchers is considerable and includes abilities to:
- Boost immunity
- Promote wound healing
- Protect brain cells
- Stimulate metabolism
- Improve insulin sensitivity
- Reduce inflammation
- Act as an antioxidant
- Act against viruses
- Protect the liver
- Inhibit cancer cells
- Protect the cardiovascular system
Do not take if you have a cold, flu, or infection as it will drive the infection deeper. Do not take if pregnant or lactating.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, and this product is not intended to prevent or cure any disease. Consult your doctor or health practitioner if you have a condition or disease before embarking on a herbal program.