Pharmacological Review on Astragalus membranaceus: Chinese Traditional Herb

Pharmacognosy Reviews,2022,16,32,90-94.
Published:August 2022
Type:Review Article
Author(s) affiliations:

Abu Md Ashif Ikbal1,*, Amlanjyoti Rajkhowa1, Bikash Debnath1,2,*, Waikhom Somraj Singh1,3, Kuntal Manna1,*, Bedanta Bhattacharjee4, Tanmoy Das5, Sanchari Goswami1,6

1Department of Pharmacy, Tripura University (A Central University), Suryamaninagar, Agartala, Tripura, INDIA.

2Department of Pharmaceutics, Regional Institute of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology, Abhoynagar, Agartala, Tripura, INDIA.

3Department of Allied Health Sciences, The ICFAI University, Kamalghat, Mohanpur, Agartala, Tripura, INDIA. 4Girijananda Chowdhury, Institute of Pharmaceutical, Sciences, Tezpur, Assam, INDIA.

5Department of Pharmaceutical Science, Assam University (A Central University), Silchar, Assam, INDIA.

6Department of Pharmacology, Bharat Institute of Technology, Ibrahimpatnam, Ranga Reddy, Telangana, INDIA.


Astragalus membranaceus is a Chinese medicinal plant belonging to the family Leguminosae. This plant is actively used in traditional Chinese medicine for its diverse therapeutic application. The plant contains various active phytochemicals that produce various pharmacological activities. From the literature review, the essential pharmacological activities of Astragalus membranaceus are reduce oxidative stress, neuroprotective, antiviral, anticancer, immunomodulatory, vascular protective, and antimicrobial activities. In this review, we summarize the pharmacological activities of Astragalus membranaceus with the proper mechanism of action.

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A. Md Ashif Ikbal, Rajkhowa, A. , Debnath, B. , Singh, W. Somraj, Manna, K. , Bhattacharjee, B. , Das, T. , and Goswami, S. , Pharmacological Review on Astragalus membranaceus: Chinese Traditional Herb, Pharmacognosy Reviews, vol. 16, no. 32, pp. 90-94, 2022.