How to Boost Immune System with Astragalus
How to boost immune system in just one month with Astragalus. What are the benefits of Astragalus?
I had a rough time this spring. I was down with gastroenteritis for a week and, as misfortunes seldom come alone, it was followed by a herpes
. I guess the herpes took advantage of my weakened immune system. My return to top form was rather slow and I felt pretty weak.
As you know, I am always on the lookout for how to boost immune system
naturally. So I thought I would try Astragalus membranaceus
(syn. Astragalus propinquus), a herb used in traditional Chinese medicine to speed healing and to strengthen the immune system.
A week after I started to take Astragalus, I could barely remember how bad I was feeling. I'm convinced that the Astragalus pills
had a big contribution to my recovery.
I looked up more information about the benefits of astragalus and found out it is an adaptogen herb (other adaptogen herbs are Herb Robert
and Pau D'Arco
). Adaptogen herbs increase the body's resistance to stress, trauma, anxiety and fatigue without side effects.
Of all the benefits of astragalus I appreciated its anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties, anti-inflammatory and diuretic (helps eliminate fluid from the body) effects.
I took the same dosage as for the Echinacea immune system booster
- 30 capsules in all, 1 capsule per day, 4 days a week and 3 days rest, for 7 weeks.
If you want to give yourself an extra short term boost in immunity, take also 1 Echinacea capsule
per day (4 days Astragalus, 3 days Echinacea, and repeat for 1 month).
You can also use Echinacea extractAstragalus extract
and Echinacea extract
if you can't find capsules.
Caution: Don't take Astragalus if you have fever, auto immune diseases, transplants, infants, or if you are pregnant or nursing. The safety of Astragalus in pregnant, nursing women or children isn't known.