Review of Astragali Radix

  title={Review of Astragali Radix},
  author={Liu Jing and Zhao Zhong-zhen and Chen Hubiao},
  journal={Chinese Herbal Medicines},
Astragali Radix (AR), known as Huangqi in China, is one of the most popular herbal medicines learnt worldwide to reinforce Qi (the vital energy). AR is traditionally prepared from the dried roots of Astragalus membranaceus or A. membranaceus var. mongholicus. It has been reported to have cardiotonic, hepatoprotective, hypotensive, immunostimulant, anti-aging, anti-oxidative, antidiabetic, and anti-inflammatory activities. The bioactive compounds were found to be flavonoids, saponins… 

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