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Also known as: huang chi, milk vetch, astragalus membranaceus.

Potential uses: It is thought that astragalus can improve immunity and liver health and reduce the risk of cancer.

Usual dose: 500 milligrams 3 times per day.

Are there any risks? No significant side effects have been reported. If you're taking a drug that suppresses your immune system, do not take astragalus.

What does the research show? No studies have been done in humans on astragalus and breast cancer.

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