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Astragalus

January 06, 2021

ASTRAGALUS

Astragalus membranaceus

Family:  Fabaceae

Part used:  Root

Energetics:  Sweet,  warm, moist

Actions:  Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant,  cardiotonic, immune amphoteric,  nutritve tonic

Astragalus,  part  of  the  pea  family,  is  a  perennial  that  we  grow here  on  the  farm.  We  harvest  the  roots  in  its  third  year  to make  into  tincture  or  dry  for  teas,  soup  stocks,  syrups  and elixirs.  Astragalus  is  a  great  herb  to  use  when  building  back strength  and  vitality.  I  like  to  use  it  as  immune  support to help  prevent  colds  and  flu  and  help  with  allergies.   Astragalus  is  a  rejuvenative  herb  for  when  you  are  depleted and  weak,  helping  restore  vitality  and  energy.  Helps  improve digestion,  nutrient  absorption  and  cardiovascular  function. This  is  a  great  front-line  herb  for  immune  support  and preventive care.

Contraindications:  None known.





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