Astragalus ( 黄耆 ) ...Chinese Herb...
Latin Plant Name
Milk Vetch Root
of Plant Used
Most often used to stimulate immune-system function and enhance or speed healing and/or draining where there is edema, pus formation,
or chronic ulceration (TCM: treats deficienry ofQi and most other deficient
conditions except deficient-yin syndromes with heat signs); also used to
treat debilitating excessive sweating with accompanying weakness (TCM:
tonifies Qi and helps close pores).
Usages and Functions
Traditional Usages and Functions: Tonifies Spleen and benefits Qi; raises
the Yang Qi of the Spleen and Stomach; strengthens the exterior (the body's
first line of defense) and stops sweating; promotes urination and removes
edema; promotes healing and discharge of pus; tonifies Qi and Blood.
Formulas Used In
Ginseng and Astragalus; Ginseng and Longan; Ginseng and Tang Gui Ten; Stephania
Astragalus is renowned for its superb immune-enhancing properties. Entire
books have been written on this herb alone.