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Places like Mongolia or China are locations in which astragalus is a very popular herb, which is associated with several benefits for a human body. Among several varieties of this herb, the astragalus mongholicus and astragalus membranaceus are the most used and the most popular types. There are several other names used for this herb and some of them are milk ventch, hwanggi, bei qi and huang qi. Even medicine has some use from the root of this herb. Although this herb is not enjoying a great popularity today, it has been used in China for a long time, especially in the Chinese medicine. Next we will see which benefits can be expected if you consume this remedy.

Health Benefits

The use of this herb will prevent and treat several medical problems. Problems like bronchitis, pneumonia and other respiratory condition can be avoided and the lung functioning will be aided by the astragalus. The use of this herb will also improve digestion and the gastrointestinal tract functioning, along with the stomach problems, such as stomach ulcers. Also, it will make your immune system strong, help with the recovery from chemotherapy, and in some level, it can prevent cancer and treat skin problems, like edema. It has anti-inflammatory abilities so it can be used for curing wounds. Anemia is a problem that can be eliminated with the help from astragalus and it will also increase the number of white blood cells. Taking this herb will improve stamina, enhance metabolism and give you more energy. Astragalus can help you avoid heart diseases and in some cases, high blood pressure has been successfully reduced. Kidney diseases, diabetes, and asthma are some of the problems that astragalus can help you avoid along with the oxidative damage.

Side Effects

The herb can be a cause of certain side effect and we will see which in the following text. The most common problems associated with astragalus are diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea and rash. There are number of side effects associated with many herbs, especially if taken as natural supplements. This herb can cause some minor side effect, but major ones have not been detected yet. Taking supplements, which also goes for astragalus, needs to be verified and approved by a professional. Consult a doctor before using a supplement. There is a chance no side effects will appear at all, but it is best to be on the safe side. Also, a problem may arise if astragalus is taken in combination with other drugs, so mention this to your doctor as well. Remember that pregnant women, as well as old people and small children should not use these supplements. Be careful when using astragalus since there are several side effects possible along with several benefits as well.

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