Benefits of Astragalus
By Steven Foster
Chinese characters are stylized pictures with several layers of meaning, which makes the writing and interpretation of these characters a complex art form. Two characters make up the written Chinese word for astragalus, huang-qi. The top character, “huang,” means yellow, the bottom, “qi,” means venerable, according to Kai-Ho Mah..
A Chi Tonic and Immune Adaptogen
Astragalus is classified as a major tonic herb within the Chinese herbal system. These types of herbs are not medicinal in nature, in that they do not correct specific ailments, but are used in a tonifying fashion rather than to cure an already existing illness. They are considered extremely healthy foods and astragalus, as such, offers tremendous ...
10 Proven Benefits of Astragalus Root
Dr. Josh Axe
Astragalus is a plant within the Leguminosae (beans or legumes) family, with a very long history as an immune system booster and disease fighter. Its roots are in Traditional Chinese Medicine, in which it’s been used as an adaptogen for thousands of years — meaning it helps the body fight off stress and disease. Today, astragalus medicinal healing and treatment uses span many different illnesses and diseases.