Chinese Medicine’s Potent Longevity Herb
Astragalus Radix, traditionally known as Huang Qi, is one of the oldest herbs in the Chinese medicine cabinet. Today it is quickly becoming one of the most popular herbal medicines worldwide.
Why all the attention?
Huang Qi is a powerhouse herb with numerous beneficial health properties. The Chinese understood the effectiveness of Huang Qi and for thousands of years they used it to treat general weakness and chronic illness and to increase overall vitality. Its traditional usefulness has spanned a vast range of conditions including cancers, diabetes, infections, anemia, liver and kidney disease, heart disease and stroke, gastrointestinal disturbances, allergies, chronic fatigue and more.
How can one herb treat so many conditions?
Modern scientists worldwide have been testing Huang Qi to isolate its active compounds. Phytochemical and pharmacological studies to date have identified more than 100 bioactive compounds including flavonoids, saponins, polysaccharides, amino acids and 20 different trace elements such as scandium, chromium, cobalt, copper, selenium, molybdenum, cesium, iron, magnesium, zinc and rubidium.
These active compounds, when naturally combined as they are in Huang Qi, exhibit immunomodulating, antihyperglycemic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiviral, and anti-aging actions.
What do studies show about Huang Qi’s beneficial actions?
- Huang Qi boosts the Immune system
Huang Qi enhances the body’s natural immune system defense mechanisms. It increases the strength of the immune cells that fight pathogens. It increases the number of lymphocytes that decline with age to healthier, more youthful levels and it strengthens the immune function of identifying and destroying tumor cells.
- Huang Qi controls high blood sugar
With type 2 Diabetes being the fastest growing health concern in America, Huang Qi is a powerful herb for the prevention and treatment of high blood sugar. Huang Qi reduces blood sugar, triglycerides, and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol while significantly increasing beneficial high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol. Huang Qi also reduces insulin resistance and improves body fat metabolism disorders, breaking two important elements in the stubborn cycle of metabolic syndrome.
- Huang Qi reduces inflammation
Inflammation is a predominant feature in chronic age-related diseases including cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s and even diabetes. Studies show that Huang Qi decreases systemic inflammation by reducing pro-inflammatory signaling.
- Huang Qi protects against viruses
Huang Qi can provide seasonal immune support against the common cold and flu. Comprehensive studies have demonstrated the antiviral activity of Huang Qi in boosting
T-helper cell function against influenza and coxsackie viruses.
- Huang Qi regulates high blood pressure:
Huang Qi demonstrates a normalizing effect on blood pressure. Huang Qi increases total blood protein and albumin levels, reduces urinary proteins, acts as a mild diuretic, increases the pumping strength of the heart, and dilates blood vessels to regulate blood pressure.
- Huang Qi protects against free radical damage:
Oxidative stress is the damage caused by free radicals. In the presence of high blood glucose, triglycerides and cholesterol, it creates a sticky environment in our systems like a car that’s never had an oil change. As we age, our bodies are less capable of neutralizing these free radicals with the result of more oxidative stress and the development of degenerative conditions such as cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s and diabetes. Huang Qi is a free radical scavenger that protects against oxidative stress, lowers blood glucose, triglycerides and cholesterol and inhibits the formation of the sticky environment which is associated with chronic degenerative diseases.
- Huang Qi helps your cells live longer:
Huang Qi lengthens telomeres, the end caps of the DNA strands in each of our body’s cells. As we age, these caps become frayed like the plastic caps on our shoelaces with the result of damage to our DNA strands with eventual cell death or worse, cell mutation into tumor cells. Huang Qi strengthens these DNA endcaps enhancing the cell’s longevity and genetic integrity.
- Huang Qi is safe and natural:
Huang Qi has passed the test of time with thousands of years of clinical usage. Modern toxicity studies have demonstrated that Huang Qi is safe without any toxicity or side effects at dosages as high as 70 times the normal dose.
Who can benefit from Huang Qi?
Anyone that is aging – that’s all of us!
The ancient Chinese doctors got it right and modern science is confirming their wisdom. Huang Qi, or Astragalus Radix, effectively treats chronic conditions and weakness and is protective against all the detrimental components of aging – inflammation, oxidative stress, metabolic decline, telomere shortening, and immune system weakening.
To learn how you can benefit from adding Huang Qi to your healthy aging strategy,
call Dr. Sievers at Shen Ming Health Cultivation Center to schedule a free consultation.
Tel: (310) 545-5588