Astragalus Root

Astragalus Root

Astragalus membranaceus

Astragalus has over 30,000 known different variations. This plant is specific to regions in China and other Asian countries and prefers mountainous, sloping regions with lots of sun. Astragalus is part of the pea or legume family. Each plant takes about 4-5 years until the roots are ready for harvest.

Astragalus was, and still is, utilized in Chinese medicine to support a healthy immune system, vitality and "upright Qi". Most people drink Astragalus as a decoction to get the benefits from this herb.

Parts Used: Roots

Traditionally Used For: Immune Supporting Properties, Anti-Viral, Blood Strengthener, Heart Health (Chinese Culture)

Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Viral, Diuretic, Adaptogen, Immune Booster, Astringent

Precautions - In higher doses it may decrease blood sugar, decrease blood pressure, or effect people who take immuno-suppressant or anti viral drugs. (However, please always consult a practitioner before beginning a new herb)

Taste - Bitter, Earthy, Mild


Warming, Bitter, Slightly Sweet & Earthy

Balances Vata and Kapha Energy

Helps Bolster the Immune System

Pairs Well With