Supports vitality and the immune system. It helps against exhaustion and to ease menopause.
Astagalus membranaceus (syn. Astragalus propinquus )
Recommended Intake: 1-5g daily, cooked into soup or soaked in tea.
Astragalus membranaceus is one of the 50 fundamental herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine, where it is used to speed healing and treat diabetes. In western herbal medicine, Astragalus is primarily considered a tonic for enhancing metabolism and digestion and is consumed as a tea or soup made from the (usually dried) roots of the plant, often in combination with other medicinal herbs. It is also traditionally used to strengthen the immune system and in the healing of wounds and injuries. A. membranaceus has been asserted to be a tonic that can improve the functioning of the lungs, adrenal glands and the gastrointestinal tract, increase metabolism, sweating, promote healing and reduce fatigue.*