Astragalus - HUANG QI, No Pesticides, Select Option: Whole Herb or Concentrated Powder
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Astragalus Root, HUANG QI
When to Use Astragalus root (HUANG QI)
In the Essentials of the Materia Medica (1694 AD), ASTRAGALUS (Huang qi) was called "the senior of all herbs" . It tonifies the Spleen, Stomach, Qi and Blood, and Benefits the Wei Qi (immune system). Research has shown it to lower blood pressure and increase endurance. This herb is recognized for increasing the body's resistance and is now considered one of the world's greatest immune tonics.
Astragalus' TCM Uses and Properties
- Benefits the QI
- Lifts the YANG,
- Strengthens the Spleen/ (digestion),
- Tonifies the WEI QI (defensive energy)
Astragalus root has seven different known functions. The following combinations illustrate this point:
Astragalus + Ginseng (REN SHEN) - to benefit the Qi and enhance immunity. Particularly when weak Qi results in shortness of breath, fatigue, low appetite.
Astragalus + Cicumfuaga (SHENG MA) and/or Bupleurum (CHAI HU) - for prolapse (falling down) of the organs due to weakening of the Qi's lifting quality. Examples of prolapse are hernia, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, uterine and anal prolapse.
Astragalus (HUANG QI) + Ledbouriella (FANG FENG) - for spontaneous or exessive sweating due to weak protective Qi. This combination is the basis of the immune supporting Jade Screen or Jade Shield Pills
Astragalus (HUANG QI) + Stephania (FANG JI) - for edema in the upper body.
Astragalus (HUANG QI) + Cinnamon branches (GUI ZHI) - for pain and/or numbness due to low qi.
Astragalus (HUANG QI) + Oyster shell (Mu Li) - for night sweats caused by deficient Yin and Qi.
Astragalus (HUANG QI) + Dioscorea (SHAN YAO) - for diabetes.
When Not to Use HUANG QI
Astragalus Safety and Side Effects
Traditional Chinese Medicine is powerful and reliable, but it can be complex. As TCM is not based on symptoms alone, self-diagnosis and self-treatment aren't recommended. Best to start a low cost online-herbal-consultation.