Learn about the health benefits of Cat's Claw and Astragalus

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Greetings, community. As you know we are all exposed to suffer the of any virus, this is due to sudden changes in temperatures as well as stationary changes or simply because our immune system is compromised. Therefore I will talk about two plants that help strengthen your immune system. They are the astragalus membranaceus and the Uncaria tomentosa.

Astragalus

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This plant, native to Mongolia and China, belongs to the Favaceae family, its scientific name is Astragalus membranaceus. This plant has the magnificent ability to stimulate the immune system, in addition to promoting the functions of the body. Acts against colds, flu and other types of viruses, such as Coxsackie B-3 that affects the heart. This plant can be taken in infusions or tincture.

This plant offers excellent properties and health benefits:

Properties:

This plant has saponins, polysaccharides, flavonoids, amino acids, oligoelements, triterpenes and immunostimulants. Its roots contain a series of minerals such as magnesium, iron, potassium, calcium, zinc and others. It has antibacterial, antiviral, diuretic, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, analgesic, vasodilator, expectorant, healing, antioxidant, antidiabetic, hypotensive, antitumor properties.

Among the benefits offered by this plant are:

-.Fight the flu.
-.It improves or alleviates the symptoms of the allergy and the renal ailments, in addition it is very effective to treat the chronic nephritis.
-.Strengthens the intestine.
-.Combat fatigue and phat.
-.Improves memory, heart conditions.
-.Tones the spleen.
-.Treats otitis.
-.It is an excellent healing.
-.Protects the liver.
-.It is a plant that is characterized by working or reactivating the immune system, so it stimulates the production of white blood cells.

Care of the plant:

The talus grows in the form of a bush and is hardy, it can measure about 50 to 100cm, its flowers are yellow, it usually flowers in the months of June - July. The seeds can germinate at temperatures of 5 ° C, it is a plant with warm and sunny climates, although it can withstand low temperatures.

This plant needs a soil with a sandy texture, so it should be irrigated interdiarily, thus maintaining soil moisture. In addition, temperature and sun exposure should be taken into account. This plant demands its direct exposure to the sun.

Applications:

This plant can be taken in infusions, which can be prepared with its leaves or its root.



Cat's claw


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This plant is native to the Amazon. Its scientific name is Uncaria tomentosa. This is a medicinal plant that has a great stimulating effect on the immune system. This plant helps us to fight a wide variety of viruses, especially combat Herpes viruses (Zoster, oral and genital) or RNA-viruses that are encapsulated viruses. The cat's claw is a vine that can reach about 15 m. its trunk is woody and thin. Its leaves are ovate and its flowers are yellowish white. It grows among the trees in the Amazon rainforest.

This plant was discovered in 1830, but it was not until the 1950s that the German naturalist Arturo Brell made the first studies on its properties.

This plant offers excellent properties and health benefits:

Within the properties of this plant are found to be rich in indolics and oxindoles, two alkaloids, so it also contains quinovic acid, tannins, flavonoids and phytosterols. Due to these components this plant is an excellent anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antimutagen, immunostimulant, diuretic and analgesic.

The benefits that this plant offers to the body are:

-.Some studies show that this plant can prevent the spread of tumor cells.
-.Improves digestive discomforts.
-.Fight various infections.
-.It regulates the menstrual cycle and in high doses it has contraceptive effects.
-.It helps to improve the decay.
-.It helps with conditions such as osteoarthritis, osteoarthritis, arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, since it helps relieve joint inflammations.
-.It is beneficial in cases of gout, high uric acid, some cases of diabetes,
-.This plant is ideal for the stimulation of the immune system.

Applications

The bark and root are used from this plant. The leaves are few used. The cat's claw can be found dry or fresh and is prepared in infusion, although it can also be found in tincture, ground, capsules, etc.

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