Astragalus Root Extract
Beyond Organic Astragalus Root 10:1 Powdered Extract
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Astragalus (Astragalus propinquus) Huáng Qí
Beyond Organic 10:1 Powdered Extract
༄ Qi Tonic ༄
༄ Pinyin: Huang Qi
༄ Properties: sweet slightly warm
༄ Channels Entered: Lung, Spleen
༄ Key Characteristics: raises the yang qi, tonifies the Spleen and Lung qi, stops sweating, facilitates urination, generates flesh.
༄ Actions and Indications: Tonifies the qi and blood: used in recovery stage from severe loss of blood. Tonifies the Spleen and raises the yang: used for a wide varitety of problems related to Spleen deficiency. Augments the protective qi and stabilizes the exterior: tonifies the lungs, used for frequent colds and shortness of breath. Promotes urination and reduces edema.
Astragalus is the premier immune system enhancer of the Chinese herbal tradition, and is a fantastic vitalizing tonic that can be used regularly to increase overall health. It is currently one of the most widely studied and revered herbs in the world because of it's anti-aging and immune strengthening properties. Astragalus has long been used to tonify what the Chinese call "wei qi" or "protective qi" which is the energy that runs just below the surface of the skin, and in this way it protects the body from outside pathogens. It is considered to be a prime adaptogenic tonic for the immune system. Astragalus is also believed to have dual-directional actions, and is regularly used as an energy tonic that promotes deep physical strength from a balanced and foundationally nourished place. Astragalus has also been shown to increase "upright qi", which is the energy in the body that supports upright posture and the correct position of the organs. It is believed to inhibit tumor growth, balance blood sugar levels, regulate blood pres