Latin: Astragalus membranaceus
Country of Origin: China
Actions: Adaptogen, adrenal tonic, antiviral, blood tonic, chi tonic, digestve, diuretic, hypotensive, immune stimulant, tonic, vasodilator
Energetics: Moistening, warming, and sweet
Precautions: Astragalus should not be used for those with congestion, extreme tension or those with an overactive immune system.
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References: Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine – Brgitte Mars