Astragalus membranaceus is a perennial plant of the legume family, with a long history in traditional Chinese medicine, used for a variety of purposes and as a booster of the immune system, helping the body to fight against stress and disease. It has anti-inflammatory effects and is especially beneficial for the kidneys and to prevent senility.
The species has been researched for its cardio-protective, anti-inflammatory, and longevity effects.
The plant's constant flowering is also known as milkvetch root and Huang qi, its flavor is slightly sweet and warm when administered as a drink made from the root and can be added in soups, cooked, or fried with other foods.
Although astragal supplementation has been shown to reduce the metabolic and physical complications of aging, there are currently no studies showing a real increase in life.
The main mechanism of astragalus is the result of its bio-active ingredients. The main component is iv astragaloside, which has been extracted, isolated, and patented under the name of at-65 and marketed as a longevity agent.
Just like resveratrol, astragalus membranaceus is actually a compound that adds life to your years instead of adding years to your life.
The plant has endless indications in combating the diseases of the modern generation and is currently used as an addition in benefit to conventional treatments, however, it should not be used as a substitute to them.
The species is demanding in sandy or clayey soil, well-drained and planting in full sun or a few hours of direct sun during the day (morning or afternoon), the flowers are hermaphrodite and are pollinated by bees.
Note: We have tried to limit our information on plants with indications in the area of medicine and health, as we believe that such information needs a much more focused and broad study. Many of our species are offered on the premise that they can aid in research and, under certain conditions of use, guidance based on clear knowledge.
We are not apt to recommend the use of any plant for medicinal use, the same should be done with the guidance and knowledge of the medical professional.