This is one of the most
used and best known herbs of Chinese medicine. This herb is renowned for stimulating the
immune system and aiding digestion problems.
It also heals burns and
abscesses, counteracts the negative effects cancer therapy and protects the heart against
Astragalus is a member of
the legume, or bean, family. Its roots taste sweet and are the potent parts of the
plant. Chinese herbalists prescribe it to build up the vital energy, or qi, of a weakened
person and include it in many remedies. It can encourage urination, speed healing of burns
and abscesses and help the immune system.
How It May Benefit You...
aids your immune
heals wounds, burns,
digestion problems - loss
colds and flu
weakness and fatigue
nerve troubles and
used to help people
recover from chemotherapy
blood abnormalities - has
been used for AIDS patients
Always consult a
Professional before taking this herb.
Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced
herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.
In the form of
capsules, teas and tinctures.