Astragalus saponins affect proliferation, invasion and apoptosis of gastric cancer BGC-823 cells | Vitae Herbae (herbal, natural, integrative medicine  & health) |

Total Astragalus saponins inhibited human gastric cancer cell growth, decreased the invasion ability and induced the apoptosis. This suggested the possibility of further developing Astragalus as an alternative treatment option, or perhaps using it as adjuvant chemotherapeutic agent in gastric cancer therapy