Also known as milk vetch, huang qi (or huangqi)

Astragalus Helps Keep Skin Healthy

Astragalus may help relieve common skin conditions, including skin rashes.

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) considers the skin to be like any other organ. Like other organs, the health of skin can become unbalanced in response to stress or other factors. As an adaptogen, astragalus can bring balance back and restore health to the skin as it does to other organs.(1209210)

Both the medical and cosmetic industries have begun to take notice of herbs and botanicals traditionally used to treat skin conditions. For example, astragalus has properties and effects that can heal and nourish skin and hair, including:(1210-212)

  • Increasing blood flow, which improves the transportation of vital nutrients and eliminating toxins to and from these areas.
  • Help regulate the immune system, which promotes strength and regeneration of skin cells while inhibiting harmful inflammatory processes.

These preventive and therapeutic benefits may help a variety of skin conditions, including:(1210-212)

  • Acne
  • Aging skin
  • Eczema
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Photodermatitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea
  • Skin rash
  • Wrinkles

At least one astragalus-containing Chinese herbal hair product popular to treat hair loss has been shown in animal studies to significantly increase hair weight.(213)

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