Adaptogenic herbs have beneficial stress adapting properties that they pass on to those who consume them to support healthy function. Astragalus is an herb that has been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years to assist the body in adapting to stress and boosting natural immunity.
Astragalus is a traditional Chinese medicinal herb that has been around for over 4,000 years.
For more than 2,000 years, astragalus has been an integral part of traditionalmedicine in China, where it is used to balance the life force, or qi. This herb is particularly valuable in fighting disease because of its powerful effect on the immune system.
Synonyms: Astragali Radix, Huang Chi, Huang Qi, Membranous Milk Vetch, Milk Vetch
Family: Fabaceae or Leguminosae
Genus species: Astragalus membranaceus (syn. Astragalus chinensis), Astragalus hoantchy, Astragalus mongholicus, Astragalus adsurgens subsp. fujisanensis, Hedysarum polybotrys
Type: Perennial herb
Part Used: Root
Location: Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Mongolia, northern China