Astragalis (astragalactis) is one of the world’s most common plants and is a popular supplement for people with hypertension, a condition caused by the buildup of plaque in the arteries.
The supplement Astragalax (Astragalax) is widely available and used in China, Japan and India.
The company claims that Astragalis extracts contain the same ingredients as the other supplements.
The study, led by researchers from the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Edinburgh, analysed blood pressure data from 21 healthy men.
The participants were told that they would be asked to eat a diet of astrangosae, a kind of cabbage.
Astragalus is also known as astrigalus, an extract from the tree of the same name.
The extracts contained a mixture of three components: theophylline, a chemical found in the sap of the plant, the antioxidant salicylic acid and the amino acid tyrosine.
This amino acid can be converted to acetylcholine, which is the neurotransmitter needed for the brain to work properly.
Astrangalactes extract also contains the compound known as lysine, which can be used to build muscle and increase muscle mass.
The researchers also looked at whether the people were drinking astragon, a liquid containing astragalacin.
The amount of astragalus in the liquid was measured.
The researchers concluded that astragalis extract had a potential for reducing blood pressure by as much as 3mmHg.
The results are published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
The University of Glasgow has been researching the effect of Astragals on blood pressure for more than 30 years and is the first UK university to conduct research on the supplement.
Dr Ian Crampton, a professor of medicine and health promotion, said: “The results show that AstraGalax extracts have an effect on blood flow and that they reduce the effect that astrags alkaloids have on blood vessels.”
Astrags is also one of several herbal products in the supplement category that contain astragascins, which may have other effects, such as reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety.
“This research shows that the effect is not solely dependent on astragals content.”
He added: “These effects are also seen when using astraghas extracts in conjunction with other supplements, including the antioxidant aloe vera.”
Dr Cramton added that the research could have important implications for other health products.
“The research suggests that the astragales, or astragalidas, are potentially effective in reducing the risk of heart attacks, stroke and diabetes.”
I hope that our findings will help us to identify new and novel products that may be useful in reducing blood pressures in people with a range of conditions, such to heart disease, stroke, diabetes and hypertension.
“The research was funded by the Wellcome Trust, the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the National Institute for Health Research.