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Plant Description:

Astragalus is a perennial plant, about 16 - 36 inches tall, that is native to the northern and eastern parts of China as well as Mongolia and Korea. It has hairy stems with leaves made up of 12 - 18 pairs of leaflets. The root is the medicinal part, and is usually harvested from 4-year-old plants.


Parts Used:

The dried root is used medicinally.


Medicinal Uses and Indications:

Traditional uses include the treatment of the following:

  • Adaptogen - protects the body from stress
  • Colds and influenza
  • Persistent infection
  • Fever
  • Multiple allergies
  • Asthma
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Fatigue or lack of appetite associated with chemotherapy
  • Anemia
  • Wounds
  • Heart disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Hepatitis
  • Stomach ulcers

It is also used to treat general digestive disturbances, including diarrhea, gas, and bloating.