Astragalus – (Astragalus membranaceus) root, also known as Milkvetch, has been used as a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for over 2,000 years. While it has be traditionally used to protect the liver, for aging, stress and the heart, date reveals that it may be effective in enhancing the immune system.
(Support studies listed in the Scientific Studies)

Helps Support:

1. Immune System
2. Healthy Immune Cell Function
3. May help reduce seasonal allergies

  1. Bao-Mei S, Xu W, Dai H et al: A study on the immune receptors for polysaccharides from the roots of Astragalus membranaceus, a Chinese medicinal herb. Biochem Biophys Res Comm. 2004. 1103–1111.

  2. Block K, Mead M: Immune System Effects of Echinacea, Ginseng, and Astragalus: A Review. Int Cancer Ther. 2003. 2(3):247-267.

  3. Boroujerdnia M, Azemi M, Hemmati A et al: Immunomodulatory Effects of Astragalus gypsicolus Hydroalcoholic Extract in Ovalbumin-Induced Allergic Mice Model. Iran J Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2011.  10(4):281-288.

  4. Brush J, Mendenhall E, Guggenheim A et al: The effect of Echinacea purpurea, Astragalus membranaceus and Glycyrrhiza glabra on CD69 expression and immune cell activation in humans. Phytother Res. 2006. 20(8):687-95.

  5. Jiang D, Wang X, Su Q et al: Milkvetch root improves immune function in patients with acute exacerbation of COPD. Biomed Mater Eng. 2015. S2113-21.

  6. Mao S, Cheng K, Zhou Y: [Modulatory effect of Astragalus membranaceus on Th1/Th2 cytokine in patients with herpes simplex keratitis]. [Article in Chinese] Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi. 2004. 24(2):121-3.

  7. Matkovic Z, Zivkovic V, Korica M et al: Efficacy and safety of Astragalus membranaceus in the treatment of patients with seasonal allergic rhinitis. Phytother Res. 2010. 24(2):175-81.

  8. Shih-Ming C, Tsai y, Lee S et al: Astragalus membranaceus modulates Th1/2 immune balance and activates PPARγ in a murine asthma model. Biochemistry and Cell Biology. 2014. 92(5):397-405.

  9. Su G, Chen  X, Liu  Z et al: Oral Astragalus (Huang qi) for preventing frequent episodes of acute respiratory tract infection in children. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2015. 11:CD011958.

  10. Zwickey H, Brush J, Iacullo C et al: The effect of Echinacea purpurea, Astragalus membranaceus and Glycyrrhiza glabra on CD25 expression in humans: a pilot study. Phytother Res. 2007. 21(11):1109-12.