What is Astragalus?

Category: Supplements

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Astragalus root is used in traditional medicine for its immune stimulating properties. It is said to have renal protective effects, suppress airway hyperreactivity associated with allergic asthma, reduce fatigue in athletes and it may have a role in combating senility.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Support immune health 9 8
General health 4 1
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 3 0
Bronchitis 1 3
Common cold 1 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 8

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Astragalus

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Astragalus

Dosage Patients
daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Astragalus

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 3
Course of treatment ended 2
Did not seem to work 2
Personal research 1
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Duration

Currently taking Astragalus

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Astragalus

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 7
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 1
< $25 6
Not specified 0
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1 patient evaluation for Astragalus

Dec 15, 2016 (Started Mar 21, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for swollen glands)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for runny nose (rhinorrhea))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for painful lymph nodes (glands))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for lung pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for flu virus (influenza))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fever/chills)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for common cold)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bronchitis)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Support immune health)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for H1N1 influenza A)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Three times daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 31, 2015 (Started Mar 21, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support immune health)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for common cold)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for bronchitis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: M,W,F
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 12, 2013 (Started Mar 21, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bronchitis)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for common cold)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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