Astragalus is a plant that is commonly used in soups and tea. The roots have been used to ease symptoms of diabetes and to improve blood flow. Astragalus has also been used to help the body fight illness.
It can be taken as a pill, powder, or extract. It can also be injected into the bloodstream by a healthcare provider.
3 to 7 grams once per day
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It is likely safe to take astragalus in small doses for a short time. Not enough studies have been done to say whether it is safe to use for a long period. It is also not known whether it is safe to take by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Talk to your doctor about any supplements or therapy you would like to use. Astragalus can interfere with treatment or make conditions worse.