Traditionally used in Chinese herbal medicine, Astragalus has over a thousand year history of use as a medicinal herb. Also known as Huang Qi (Chinese), Milk-Vetch (English), Hwanggi (Korean), and Ogi (Japanese), it is believed that this herb has strong adaptogenic qualities. In clinical trials it has been shown to stimulate pituitaryadrenal cortical activity, and to restore depleted red blood cell formations in bone marrow. It is considered by many cultures to be a primary overall health promoting tonic for building the vital life force within the body. Specifically it is often used for persons under stress and physical debilitation caused by illness and offers full spectrum immune support as it nurtures the body’s various systems.
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Understanding Herbs – Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus)
~ Written by one of Finlandia’s Clinical Herbalists: Petra Sovcov of Healing House Natural Wellness Clinic ~
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As with any form of herbal medicine, the information is not meant to replace medical advice or prescriptions from your MD. All information below is based off of Materia Medica texts and comes from published and historical sources.