100% Certified organic Astragalus Slices
This plant is native to northern China and Mongolia growing approximately 20-35 cm long with angled stems covered with white hair, 3-6 cm long leaves, and light yellow pea-like flowers. Astragalus has been used to treat shortness of breath, enhance appetite, strengthen immune systems, increases interferon production and enhances natural killer and T-function cells. It can also increase cardiac output, aide in healing peptic ulcers and work as a diuretic. In the roots of Astragalus have zinc, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, calcium, sodium, potassium, cobalt, rubidium, molybdenum, chromium, vanadium, tin, and silver. The main application of the plant is usually for influenza and the common cold and wounds. There are no known contraindications for Astragalus. Dosage is 2-3 ounces of cold infusion to 3 times/day, or tincture 30-60 drops 4 times/day.
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Moore, Michael. Herbal Materia Medica. Southwest School of Botanical Medicine. 1995. p7.