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Astragalus Root(Astragalus Membranaceus)Introduction
Dec 20, 2017


Introduction

The source is from the root of Astragalus membranaceus ( Fish. ) Bunge var. mongholicus ( Bunge ) Hsiao, and A. membranaceus ( Fish. ) Bunge, family Leguminosae. It mainly grows in Inner Mongolia, Shanxi, Gansu and Heilongjiang, etc. cities of China. Harvested in Spring and autumn, sliced and dried with removal of head and fine roots. It is used crudely or roasted with honey for use.

 

Medicinal Properties and Actions

Medicinal Properties: Sweet in flavor, slightly warm in nature, and attributive to the spleen and lung meridians.

Actions: Replenish qi to invigorate yang; benefit the lung to strengthen the body; promote dieresis and relieve edema; relieve skin infection and promote tissue regeneration.


Application 

1.Used for the syndrome with qi-deficiency of spleen and lung.

2.Applied for cough due to lung deficiency, superficies-asthenia with profuse sweating, or night sweating.

3.Applied for maltransformation of water and dampness due to deficiency of qi with facial edema, oliguria or palpitation, and dyspnea.

4.Applied for unruptured carbuncle or ruptured but unhealed one due to deficiency of qi and blood.

5.For numbness of limbs and hemiplegia due to deficiency of qi and stagnation of blood.