The legendary Qi (Chi) tonic of the Orient, astragalus is famed for its ability to build strong circulation and protect the body by enhancing surface immunity.
Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus) is one of the great tonic herbs of traditional Chinese medicine. Astragalus has a rich history of use in Asian cultures; it is native to China, Mongolia and North Korea. Astragalus tonifies what the Chinese call "wei qi" or "protective qi" which is the energy that runs just below the surface of the skin. When this aspect of the immune system is strong it is hard for foreign invaders to penetrate the body at all. Astragalus is also rich in immune-upgrading polysaccharides and nourishes immunity both on the surface and at deep levels (especially the respiratory system).
Astragalus is a wonderful toner of the Lung and Spleen organ systems and aids the body in converting oxygen and food into Qi, the energy that runs through our body and gives us vitality. The building of Qi also helps the body to circulate blood and fluids deeper into the tissue and is a great herb for those who experience cold extremities.
Many Taoists considered astragalus to be one of the most superior of all tonic herbs because of their ability to take large doses of the herb for decades and continue to see benefits unfolding.
Our Wild Astragalus Root is harvested from its natural home in China’s Changbai mountains where truly potent astragalus grows.
Wildcrafted, dual-extracted astragalus powder, 10:1. Not irradiated. No added grains, fillers or starch.
Start by adding 1/2 tsp (approx. 3g) to hot water to make an instant tea (sweeten if desired), or add to smoothies, juices, elixirs, hot chocolates or your favourite recipe for a healthy boost. Serving size may be increased to up to 2 Tbs per day; recommended daily serve is 1 tsp. We’ve extracted this product with care so it is at maximum bioavailability and ready to be taken as is. The extract is NOT heat sensitive and can be added to hot drinks and dishes.
Your herbs are packed in Miron violet glass to protect them from damaging UV rays, and include a silica-based desiccant to absorb moisture (the enemy of your herbs!). Keep your herbs dry and tightly sealed and they’ll thank you! The herbs are packed by weight not volume and some settling may occur. Please reuse your Miron jars!!