Astragalus is taken for hay fever, diabetes, kidney disease, and to strengthen and regulate the immune system.
Some people use astragalus as a general tonic, to protect the liver, and to fight bacteria and viruses. It is also used to prevent and reduce side effects associated with cancer treatment.
Astragalus is commonly used in combination with other herbs.
Astragalus is sometimes applied to the skin to increase blood flow to the area and to speed wound healing.
Astragalus is injected into the vein for the side effects of cancer treatment, heart failure, diabetes, lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus), and many other conditions.
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