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Astragalus Root

Astragalus Root (Astragalus membranaceus)

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Information about Astragalus Root

Astragalus root has been used for thousands of years throughout Asia and is one of the most revered botanicals in traditional Chinese medicine.

Astragalus is a traditional Chinese herb that’s used to treat many problems in the body. But it's known for helping to boost the body's immunity and to fight viruses—some of the toughest germs around.

In the east, astragalus is referred to as an adaptogen. This means that it helps the body to adapt to resist the effects of stress and recover from disease.

Astragalus root is rich in antioxidants, plant sterols and is often used for the of making tea blends, infusions and tinctures.

Although astragalus is not generally the first herb that comes to mind when it comes to topical use, the herb can be infused in oil for use in the preparation of skin salves and ointments.

Origin: China

Active Compounds: Numerous Saponins, Including Astragaloside, flavonoids, Polysaccharides, Minerals, Amino acids, Coumarins, Triterpene glycosides, Asparagine, Calycosin, Formononetin, Kumatakenin, Sterols.

Plant Part Used: Root

Storage Tips: Store in an airtight container away from light, heat and humidity.

Appearance and Aroma: Woody in appearance and smells a bit like freshly cut grass.

Culinary Uses: Cut and sifted dried astragalus root can be used for the making teas, infusions and tinctures.

Safety: May increase or diminish the effects of pharmaceutical drugs. Check with your doctor if you have diabetes or other chronic condition for which you take medications.

Before making any changes to your diet you should always consult with your doctor, especially if you are pregnant, nursing or have existing conditions.

This information is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by Health Canada or the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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