Viruses and astragalus may have been responsible for bacterial outbreaks in humans


A team of scientists in Germany has discovered a new virus and a complex of bacteria that may have caused human infections.The findings, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), are the first evidence that viruses and bacteria play an important role in disease outbreaks in animals and humans.“It was really […]

Astragalus root and chaga root are the same plant


A root called Astragales is the same root as the one used to make chaga, according to the Astragale Research Institute.The two have different chemical names.“Both the AstraGales and the chaga are actually the same species,” Dr Paul Hickey, the institute’s head of research, said.“Astragales has a root called chaga which has a membrane called […]