Astragalus Root is widely used in Traditional Herbal Medicine to support and enhance the immune & upper respiratory system. A little known benefit of Astragalus Root is the rejuvenation properties for the skin. Astragalus is said to have an effect on the surface of the body while stimulating circulation in the subcutaneous tissues, providing suppleness to the flesh and adaptive energy to the skin.
Appearance: Has a yellow woody appearance with smells like freshly cut grass. Astragalus root, also known as Astragalus membranaceus in botanical generic term, is known in China as “huang-qi” which means “yellow leader.” “Huang” means “yellow,” referring to the interior color of the root. “Qi” means “leader,” also implying as one of the superior tonics in traditional Chinese medicine. Astragalus is native to the northern and eastern parts of China as well as Mongolia and Korea.
Astragalus is a traditional Chinese herb that’s used in numerous Chinese prescriptions. But it’s especially known for helping to boost the body’s immunity and to fight viruses—some of the toughest germs around. Astragalus can be combined with ginseng to enhance its strength. The two work as synergy to help with problems such as fatigue, general debility, lack of appetite, and problems with excessive perspiration. If used alone, even, astragalus can be very helpful for improving immune system.