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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Fabaceae — the milk-vetches.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The ankle bone, or hock bone; the bone of the tarsus which articulates with the tibia at the ankle.
- n. A genus of papilionaceous plants, of the tribe Galegeæ, containing numerous species, two of which are called, in English, milk vetch and licorice vetch. Gum tragacanth is obtained from different oriental species, particularly the Astragalus gummifer and Astragalus verus.
- n. See Astragal, 1.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In anatomy, the tibiale, or innermost one of the proximal row of tarsal bones.
- n. [capitalized] [NL.] A very large genus of plants, natural order Leguminosæ, mostly low herbs, found in all parts of the world except Australia and South Africa.
- n. plural The small carpal and tarsal bones of animals, used by the ancients in games of chance. Different sides had different numbers and different names. There were many artificial astragali, some of which were decorated.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. large genus of annual or perennial herbs or shrubs of north temperate regions; largest genus in the family Leguminosae
- n. the bone in the ankle that articulates with the leg bones to form the ankle joint
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ASTRAGALUS ROOT EXTRACT: Astragalus is a well known herb used in traditional Chinese medicine.
For instance a plant called Astragalus or mushrooms like Reishi mushroom, or Maitake mushroom, which are nontoxic, and I think help protect the bone marrow and also increase immune activity.
Developed by Geron Corporation of Menlo Park, California, TAT2 is a drug extracted from the root of a plant called Astragalus that is thought to boost telomerase production and is traditionally used in Chinese medicine as a boost for the immune system.
If you search Pubmed for Astragalus you will find over 5,000 studies on this herb.
"Treatment of idiopathic membranous nephropathy with the herb Astragalus membranaceus."
She has a fatal disease, but her energy and activity have returned to normal and if we stop the Astragalus she gets tired again.
"Immune modulation of macrophage pro-inflammatory response by goldenseal and Astragalus extracts."
"Astragalus polysaccharides: an effective treatment for diabetes prevention in NOD mice."
Astragalus is a commonly used herb in integrative human and veterinary practice.
Since Astragalus has no known harmful effects, does not interfere with any of her other medications, and since we are confident in our herbal source for its purity and safety her mom is happy to keep her on the herb.