A Natural Antiviral and Antibacterial Herb

Astragalus has traditionally been used to strengthen and improve functioning of the immune system and organs (e.g., the spleen and liver) associated with it.49,51

In the lab, astragalus demonstrates antibacterial activity against:20

  • Shigella dysenteriae, which can cause bloody diarrhea.
  • Staphylococcus aureus, which can cause staph infections and MRSA.
  • Streptococcus hemolyticus, a virulent form of strep that can cause scarlet and rheumatic fever.

Results of animal and human studies indicate that astragalus shows antiviral and antibacterial activity against the following diseases:

  • Common cold
  • Influenza
  • Hepatitis B
  • Herpes Simplex Keratitis
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Viral Myocarditis
A particularly virulent, drug resistant form of staph infection.
 
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