adaptogen, tonic, immunomodulator, antimicrobial, hepatoprotective
Astragalus is one of the great Qi and Blood tonics of Chinese Medicine. It fortifies protective Qi, called Wei Qi, that circulates near the surface of the body and acts as a defense against environmental forces such as heat, cold, dampness, and wind. It supports Upright Qi which helps maintain posture and suspend our organs to prevent prolapse. It is known to support fluid metabolism in cases of edema and poor water circulation. Recent research indicates a strong immunomodulatory effect, the inhibition of cancer growth, the protection of telomeres, and much more.