The Chinese have used astragalus root for thousands of years, it is one of the most commonly prescribed herbs in “Strengthening the foundation, tonifying qi” in traditional Chinese medicine. Astragalus membranaceus is rich in alkaloids, astragalus membranaceus, flavonoids, amino acids, polysaccharides, etc., with good anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antioxidant effects. Modern medicine has tapped the potential of Astragalus in skin protection, several studies have shown that astragalus membranaceus root has a number of skin-boosting benefits.
Anti-aging and Antioxidants
Research shows that astragalus membranaceus is an effective anti-inflammatory. The root of the astragalus plant is an adaptogen, meaning that it boosts the body’s resistance to different stresses. The chemicals it contains are believed to help the immune system and reduce swelling and inflammation. Astragalus membranaceus is also thought to increase the production of hyaluronic acid, a substance essential for skin health. Without this substance, the skin cannot produce collagen. It reduces the production of nitric acid, a substance essential for the preservation of telomeres. Astragalus membranaceus has been shown to promote overall health and longevity.
The essence of aging is mainly due to the decline of stem cells, resulting in the decline of individual immunity and individual organ function degradation. During aging, cells produce free radicals, which attack the unsaturated fatty acids in cells and cause lipofuscin to deposit in tissues, causing cellular dysfunction. Astragalus membranaceus root are antioxidants and control free radicals. It also contains three major antioxidant compounds, polysaccharides, and lectins. Flavonoids provide many benefits by modulating cell signaling. Scientists also extracted the potent compound astragaloside IV from the astragalus herb. It activates and protects telomerase, which protects the ends of chromosomes as well as cells. This means that the substance can ‘revive’ cell function and significantly improve sagging skin. Besides, Astragalus polysaccharides have anti-microbial, anti-viral, and anti-inflammatory properties. The compound’s combination of these properties protects the skin from the damaging effects of free radicals. We can say that Astragalus membranaceus root extract is responsible for the expression of genes associated with youthful skin.
Astragalus membranaceus extract is an excellent anti-inflammatory ingredient for a variety of skin ailments. Astragalus polysaccharides, amino acids, alkaloids and glycosides can enhance the number of human cells and antibody response, improve the vitality of the immune system. Most of these skin diseases are caused by abnormalities in the immune system and antibodies. It inhibits 5-lipoxygenase, a key enzyme in psoriasis. It also inhibits elastase and cytotoxic activity in mice, two of the key targets for psoriasis. It also has an anti-inflammatory effect on the skin by flushing out toxins.
Treatment for eczema and acne
The polysaccharides of astragalus membranaceus extract can proliferate fibrocytes and synthesize collagen, enhance the matrix of wound and accelerate wound healing at appropriate concentration. Also, astragalus tea can be used to treat eczema. Studies have shown that astragalus membranaceus at 250mg/ml has a good inhibitory effect on acne, and 6.25mg/ml can inhibit staphylococcus aureus. In related studies, Astragalus membranaceus has a good antibacterial effect on Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella, Pasteurella multocida and Escherichia coli. In addition, astragaloside IV can effectively promote wound healing, promote blood vessel regeneration, and rebuild and form collagen in the skin. The therapeutic effect is proportional to the frequency and concentration of administration.
Except for skincare, astragalus membranaceus extract has many health benefits. It has been found to improve blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetes and may help reduce nausea in chemotherapy patients, it may be helpful for chemotherapy patients. Among these is an improved immune system. It is also beneficial for reducing the symptoms of seasonal allergies and chronic fatigue. Some studies have also found that astragalus membranaceus may help improve conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and kidney disease. Although there is no official dose for astragalus, a single cup of dried astragalus root per day seems safe for most people, always consult your healthcare provider before taking any supplement, including dietary supplements.