In this Article
- What other names is Astragalus known by?
- What is Astragalus?
- Is Astragalus effective?
- How does Astragalus work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Astragalus.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the safety of astragalus in humans during pregnancy and breast-feeding. However, some research in animals suggests that astragalus can be toxic to the mother and fetus. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
"Auto-immune diseases" such as multiple sclerosis (MS), lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus, SLE), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), or other immune system conditions: Astragalus might make the immune system more active. This could worsen the symptoms of auto-immune diseases. Avoid using astragalus if you have any of these conditions.
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