Astragalus membranacues is an ancient Chinese herb that will be grown in the home for wellbeing. This herb comes from pea family and is used for several years in China for the purpose of healing. Its medicinal benefits are usually from roots which will be used in dried forms. The chemical substances present in its root are termed to be Saponins. These saponins will secure our veins by preventing them from sticking together. They also prevent the development of plaques in the artery walls of the heart and thereby promoting the proper blood flow. This herb is thus a great cure for heart arrthymia and promotes general cardiovascular functions.
The second major health benefit of its root is its capability to manage Blood Pressure. It also relieves shortness of breath and chest pain. This herb retains water and salt in our body so, it prevents the clot formation in arteries and veins. It also has the possibility to manage cholesterol levels. This herb greatly helps in vasodilation of smooth muscles around the blood vessels. By this way also, it prevents hypertension.
Apart from flavonoids and cancer prevention chemicals, the root has many polysaccharides which will boost the synthesis of white platelets thereby increasing T cells activity. They also promote the synthesis of interferons. This way the immune system gets the capacity to fight off any bacterial and viral infections.
Some researches also led to the evidence that the herb can help in the development of telomeres. Thus it helps in the prevention of shortening of DNA which will be the result of replication. So as the man ages, he will lose the capacity of forming new telomeres. The wonder of this herb is that it can even reverse the aging process.
It can support in the treatment of male infertility by increasing the sperm motility. By regulating the glucose levels, it can promote the secretion of testosterone and growth hormones.
This herb is demonstrated to be anti-diabetic. It can help against insulin resistance and treat diabetes. Saponins, polysaccharides, and flavonoids all have the capability to treat both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. It protects pancreatic islet cells and also acts as an anti-inflammatory agent.
But this herb is not advised to use in the condition of auto-immune diseases. This herb apart from all its health benefits has the disadvantage of interfering with drugs. So its commercial use is a question mark.