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Astragalus Mongholicus Bunge (Bei Huang Qi)
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Astragalus Root (Huang qi) has been used as a popular herbal tonic in China for many centuries. Some of the known active components include polysaccharides, flavonoids, saponins, choline, betaine, folic acid, amino acids, vitamins, and 14 minerals - including selenium, zinc and iron. As an adaptogen, it helps the body regain balance and is the most popular herb in Chinese medicine for its tonifying, diuretic, cardiotonic, vasodilating and other useful qualities.
Astragalus has been known to help maintain normal functions of the liver, lung, kidney, stomach and heart, to boost energy, defer aging, detoxify, bolster white blood cells growth, support the immune system, promote the effect of other herbs, and help reduce side effects of chemotherapy and radiation.
Astagalus is one of top herbs in antioxidants.
Ingredients: 100% Astragalus root extract.
Actions: Replenishes qi, consolidates exterior, grows flesh, eliminates swollen.
Indications: For syndromes of qi deficiency, spleen deficiency and yang deficiency, marked by weakness and fatigue, numbness of limb, morbidity after stroke, sweating. Helps promote pus discharge and tissue regeneration, promotes diuresis to reduce edema, lower blood sugar in cases of diabetes.*
Dosage per day: For adults, 0.5-2 g each time, 3 times daily. (This Astragalus root extract is suggested to take 1 small teaspoon, about 1 g, before or with meals. In comparison to non-extract Astragalus root powder it is suggested to take 6-10 g each time)
Cautions and Contra-indications: It cannot be used in liver yang ascending type of hypertension but can be use in qi deficient and blood deficient type of hypertension (usually used in large dosage).
Huang qi is a strong tonic and can raise the function of the body, thus it is not suitable to use in acute infections, like cold or flu, boils, skin ulcers, yin deficient with fever, digestive tract infection.
huang qi 黃耆 also written as 黃芪.
Pharmaceutical name: Radix astragali
Latin botanical name:
Astragalus henryi Oliv.
Astragalus hoantchy Franch.
Astragalus menbranaceus Fisch.
Astragalus mongholicus Bunge
huang qi is more commonly prescribed as bei qi 北芪, meaning "northern huang qi". Northern huang qi is considered to be better. Mainly produced in Shanxi, Heilongjiang provinces and Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, also produce in Jilin, Gansu, Hebei, Shaanxi and northeastern part of China.
Astragalus root is classified into restoratives for invigorating qi in TCM. Herbs in this group are sweet in taste and warm or neutral in nature, and can replenish the qi of the spleen and lungs. Astragalus root or Milkvetch root is sweet in taste and slightly warm in nature, meridian affinity for the spleen and lungs.
Astragalus root can replenish qi, raise yang, enhance the defensive function of the body surface, eliminate poison, promote regeneration of muscles, promote discharge of water, resolve edema, stimulate hematopoiesis, remove stagnation, produce saliva and relieve thirst, to treat poor appetite, loose stool, shortness of breath, weakness of the body, chronic diarrhea, prolapse of the rectum, hematochezia and profuse uterine bleeding. It plays an important role in the classical formulas:
- Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang 補中益氣湯
- Shi Quan Da Bu Tang 十全大補湯
- Gui Pi Tang 歸脾湯
- Yu Ping Feng San 玉屏風散
*This Statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Product label: Bei Huang Qi Astragalus Mongholicus Bunge
Common name: Astragalus root extract
Packing: 100g / bottle
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