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Astragulus Root (organic)



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Product Description

Botanical Name: Astragalus membranaceus

Plant Family: Fabaceae (Legume family)

Botanical Description:
Astragalus membranaceus, commonly known as astragalus or Huang Qi in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), is a perennial herbaceous plant native to northern and eastern regions of China. It belongs to the Fabaceae family, which includes legumes such as beans and peas. Astragalus has a woody stem and compound leaves with small, green leaflets arranged in pairs along the stem. The plant produces clusters of yellow flowers that bloom in late spring or early summer. The root of astragalus is the most commonly used part of the plant in herbal medicine. It is long, cylindrical, and fibrous, with a yellowish-white color and a sweet, slightly woody taste.

Astragalus root has been used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) as a vitalizing tonic and immune-modulating herb. It is highly valued for its reported apoptogenic properties, which may help the body adapt to stress and maintain balance. Astragalus root has been renowned for its ability to support overall vitality, strengthen the immune system, and promote longevity. It is often used in combination with other herbs in TCM formulas to enhance their effectiveness and balance their actions.

Astragalus Root Decoction: Prepare astragalus root decoction by simmering dried astragalus root slices in water for 30-60 minutes. Strain the decoction and drink as a tea. Astragalus root decoction can be sweetened with honey or flavoured with other herbs if desired.
Astragalus Root Tincture: Prepare astragalus root tincture by macerating dried astragalus root in alcohol for several weeks to extract its medicinal properties. The tincture can be diluted with water and taken orally.
Astragalus Root Capsules: Astragalus root capsules are available as a convenient and standardized form of the herb. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for dosage and administration.

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