Sunday, June 19, 2011

Astragalus - Monograph

Common Name – Astragalus

Botanical Name – Astragalus Membranceus

Chinese Name – Huang Qi

Parts Used – Roots

Active Compounds - flavonoids, polysaccharides, triterpene glycosides, amino acids, and trace minerals.

So what is Astragalus good for?

Astragalus is known to help strengthen the immune system, protect the body during chemotherapy, help with the prevention and treatment of colds and flu and help the body recover from blood loss or blood deficiency.


Tincture -30-100 drops three times a day.

Capsule form – as directed on the label.

Decoction – 15 grams of dried root per day.

How do you make a decoction of Astragalus?

Boil fifteen grams of Astragalus root in three cups of water for five minutes. Strain out the used herb and drink throughout the day.


Should not be used in cases of excess yang and yin deficiency.

Clinical Studies

Astragalus-Based Chinese Herbs and Platinum-Based Chemotherapy for Advanced Non–Small-Cell Lung Cancer: Meta-Analysis of Randomized Trials



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