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Astragalus Side Effects, Interactions and Warnings

  • Astragalus may potentiate hyperglycemic and hyperuremic effects of glucose elevating agents. Diabetics should consult with their doctor before taking.
    - Zhang H, et al. -- Treatment of adult diabetes with jiangtangjia tablets. J Trad Chin Med 7(4): 37-39, 1986.

  • Caution should be used when taking astragalus at the same time as diabetic, high blood pressure, anti-viral, or blood-thinning medications because of the potential for increased effects.

  • Astragalus may interfere with immunosuppressive therapy.
    - Zhou MX, et al. -- Therapeutic effect of astragalus in treating chronic active hepatitis and the changes in immune function. J Chin People's Liberation Army 7(4): 242-244, 1982.

last update: March 2014

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