100% Certified organic Astragalus
This plant is native to northern China and Mongolia growing approximately 20-35 cm long with angled stems covered with white hair, 3-6 cm long leaves, and light yellow pea-like flowers. Astragalus has been used to treat shortness of breath, enhance appetite, strengthen immune systems, increases interferon production and enhances natural killer and T-function cells. It can also increase cardiac output, aide in healing peptic ulcers and work as a diuretic. In the roots of Astragalus have zinc, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, calcium, sodium, potassium, cobalt, rubidium, molybdenum, chromium, vanadium, tin, and silver. The main application of the plant is usually for influenza and the common cold and wounds. There are no known contraindications for Astragalus. Dosage is 2-3 ounces of cold infusion to 3 times/day, or tincture 30-60 drops 4 times/day.
Acute cystitis/ urethritis with systemic infections, fever.
Peritonitis, post-operative with lingering autotoxicity.
Abcess, as a moistening agent in a stimulating poultice with Althea powder as a base.
Septicemia with ulceration, decay, swollen tissue.
To stimulate innate immunity.
Extended immunosuppression, with congestion, edema (with Echinacea).
Lymphangitis, acute in weak individuals (with Echinacea).
Lymphadenitis, in chronic debility (with Ceanothus).
Astragalus contains triterpene saponins (astragolosides), isoflavonoids (formonentin), polysaccharides, phytosterols. It has adaptogenic, immune stimulating, diuretic, vasodialator, and antiviral properties. One clinical trial showed astragalus helped stabilize kidney function in those with chronic kidney disease, delaying the need for dialysis. Another study showed that cancer patients taking astragalus recovered from treatment faster and lived longer. It is an energy tonic, possibly superior to ginseng for young people. It strengthens the wei qi, or protective force, increasing immune resistance. It helps to balance fluids including sweat, water retention, thirstiness, and protects kidneys. It is also used for prolapsed organs, especially the uterus.
Andrew Chevallier. DK Publishing. (2016). Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine (3rd ed.). New York, NY. 68.
McKenna PhD, Dennis, Jones, Kenneth, Hughes, Kerry Humphrey Sheila. Botanical Medicines, 2002. p1-13.
Hou, PhD, Joseph, Jin, MD Youyu The Healing Power of Chinese Herbs and Medicinal Recipes. 2005. p 97-102.
Moore, Michael. Herbal Materia Medica. Southwest School of Botanical Medicine. 1995. p7.