Updated: Mar 29, 2021
The coronavirus pandemic has put immune system health into the forefront of the collective consciousness. It’s more important than ever to look after your health.
As always, the best way to fortify your body and immune system is to look for help from mother nature. There are a variety of medicinal herbs that work wonders to help shield your body from viruses, colds, and flus but I want to talk about one of the best, Astragalus.
Well known in Traditional Chinese Medicine, astragalus has been used many centuries for its immune modulating effects. Astragalus is what’s known as a wei qi tonic. Wei qi roughly equates to the bodies proverbial shield, the energy that protects the body from external pathogens. Astragalus nurtures this energy to prevent harmful pathogens from entering the body. If sickness cannot penetrate the wei qi shield, illness will not penetrate deeper energy channels which often leads to more serious problems.
From a western perspective astragalus has many well-studied health benefits and is sometimes given to patients in hospitals with infectious diseases. Supplementing with astragalus is said to help the immune system increase the production of white blood cells, which are the immune cells that actually help to prevent infectious disease. Astragalus also reportedly increases B Helper cells and stimulates antibodies in the body which help dispose of and clear cellular debris from the body.
Astragalus is said to increase antioxidant capacity with special affinity for the production of glutathione and superoxide dismutase. These are the bodies master antioxidants that help prevent the hydrophilic spikes from viruses from penetrating the cell, hijacking and infecting the cell.
Astragalus is a powerful herbal ally. It nourishes wei qi energy which is said to provide your natural shield against pathogens, and bugs. Astragalus may increase the production of white blood cells, antioxidants and antibodies which are crucial to dealing with pathogens in the body.
Truly an amazing herb with a sweet taste and tremendous health benefits. Astragalus makes an excellent addition to your daily routine.
*The herbal information on this web site is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. The information on this web site is not intended to prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.