Astragalus root extract is commonly used as an adaptogen for thousands of years in Chinese herbal remedies, means it helps the body fight off stress, upper respiratory infections and regulate the immune system. It also increases the white blood cell count, and stimulate the growth of antibodies and create a resistance to both virus’s and bacteria. Modern research has much evidence that points to some health benefits for astragalus. Astragalus seems to be a decent food for diabetics. According to a study a sugar extracted from Astragalus known as polysaccharides decreased blood glucose and improved insulin sensitivity, this herb also contain saponins, flavonoids and polysaccharides all are effective in treating and regulating type 1 and 2 diabetes. Due to these anti-diabetic effects, it may show promise as a potential treatment for Type 2 diabetes.