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Astragalus and Astragalus Root

China is a unique country. The Chinese gathered knowledge and accumulated ancestors’ experience in different spheres of life for thousands of years, and now they do not let all the wisdom lie on the bookshelves and get dusty – they still use it effectively and safely irrespective of the change of life rhythm, new millennium and the progress in computer technologies. He is wise, who can combine the old and the new. The Chinese succeeded in that.

Traditional medicine of China is the most vivid example to prove all the said above. Chinese herbalists gained respect not only in their homeland, but all over the world. Nowadays, whenever we want to try the alternative way of curing the disease, we usually do it with the help of Chinese herbs and recommendations of Chinese herbalists.

One of the most precious herbs, discovered, studied, and used by herbalists of China, is Astragalus. It belongs to the Fabaceae family (it is a bean family), a genus of multiple species, some of which are poisonous (the cases of poisoning pigs with some members of this family are known). However, Astragalus membranaceus is widely used in traditional Chinese medicine and has proved its positive influence on human health. It is also known as Milk vetch, Huang qi, Milk vetch root, Goat’s horn, Green dragon, Yellow emperor, etc.

Astragalus membranaceus is a sprawling perennial legume, about 16 inches high. It has a hairy stem, leaves made up of 12-18 leaflets, and aromatic flowers, which are produced in late May or June. In late June beaked legumes (“pea pods”), covered with small hairs, are formed. The seeds are said to be viable for six years and they tend to geminate better if lightly scratched (scarified) with fine sandpaper. However, it is a root that is used in medicine. For this purpose it is usually harvested on the fourth year of the life of a plant.

Astragalus is indigenous to the northern and eastern parts of China and some areas of Mongolia. It prefers sunny places and sandy, well-drained soils. Although regular garden soil will also suit, in that case a good drainage is needed to prevent the crown rot.

The Chinese use the dried sliced or powdered root of the plant to boost the immune system, to increase the body resistance to the infections, to heal the allergies, and to raise and renew the vitality. Usually, teas and tinctures are made combining Astragalus with Echinacea, Ginseng, and Codonopsis. The preparations are believed to work best for preventing the diseases, not for curing them.

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2014-11-30 20:17:27
i have read that yarrow tea taken once or twice a week will help prevent and cure women cancers there is alsoa a goo mediciene by herb farm called immune defence tonic i highly recomend it
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2013-10-27 09:54:38
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Side effects and contraindications?
2013-09-28 18:58:12
I am surprised that few, if any, of your notes on Chinese herbs include side-effects, interactions with prescription (Western)medicines, and contraindications. Very poor.
hi
2012-09-09 02:19:23
I have heard that there is a compound in peaches and plumbs (more in flesh of peaches) that may be specific to breast cancer reduction. With everything look for qualified studies and isolated compounds. I find Astragalus cleans out my lungs. It probably depends on why you have the lung problems as to the affect.
nette's Angel
2010-10-30 15:44:59
I am the cousin of a woman who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. And we are both looking for natural avenues to assisting in treatment success. She had lymph nodes removed, and is undergoing chemo treatment. She is on her second session.
We need herbal assistance.
BecBec
2009-01-08 10:31:44
Can I possibly purchase the plant itself? I would like to grow it in my own garden.
Anonymous
2006-08-03 12:34:39
Interactions with pregnancy?
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