genus Astragalus


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Noun1.genus Astragalus - large genus of annual or perennial herbs or shrubs of north temperate regionsgenus Astragalus - large genus of annual or perennial herbs or shrubs of north temperate regions; largest genus in the family Leguminosae
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants
Papilionoideae, subfamily Papilionoideae - alternative name used in some classification systems for the family Papilionaceae
milk vetch, milk-vetch - any of various plants of the genus Astragalus
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A number of plants, including those of the genus Astragalus, have been shown to possess hepatoprotective properties by improving antioxidant status.
The genus Astragalus contains two other species which are listed as endangered in Illinois (INHD 2007).
Species of genus Astragalus are known to have numerous pharmacological activities and are used for medicinal purposes in many countries.