Astragalus helps reduce cold and flu frequencyIn traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), Astragalus root has traditionally been used to support immune health, help reduce the frequency of colds and flu, and help manage recurrent infections. It’s also considered useful for aiding convalescence after mild illnesses, so may be worthwhile taking if you’ve had a cold but are still not feeling your best, despite having largely recovered.
Siberian ginseng supports immune functionLike Astragalus, Siberian ginseng is traditionally used as an immune tonic in TCM. In particular, it may support the action of NK cells (immune cells that help control the spread of infections in the body).
Schisandra aids stress adaptationIf you’ve ever noticed that you’re more prone to colds and flu at times when you’re under pressure at home or work, it may also be worth taking herbs to support your body’s ability to handle stress. Try schisandra, which is traditionally regarded as having adaptogenic properties in TCM, meaning that it helps the body and mind adapt to stress. This herb is often used alongside Siberian ginseng, which has similar properties.
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- Fusion® Astra 8 Immune Tonic: Immune boosting formula, including the traditional Chinese herbs Astragalus, Siberian Ginseng and Schisandra