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Milkvetch Root


Chinese Name Huangqi
Latin Radix Astragali
English Name Milkvetch Root
Key Characteristics

Herb that tonifies qi

Source Dried root of Astragalus membranaceus (Fisch.) Bge. Var. mongholicus (Bge.) Hsiao or Astragalus membranaceus (Fisch.) Bge(Fam.Leguminosae).
Property, Flavor and Meridians Entered Sweet, slightly warm; Lung, Spleen

To reinforce qi and strengthen the superficial resistance, induce urination and promote drainage of pus and growth of new tissues


Deficiency of qi with lack of strength, anorexia and loose stools, sinking of spleen qi, marked by chronic diarrhea, prolapse of the rectum, hemafacia and abnormal uterine bleeding,  spontaneous sweating due to weakened superficial resistance, edema due to deficiency of qi, unhealed ulcers, anemia, wasting thirst caused by internal heat, in addition, used for asthma in children, coronary heart disease, arthritis, ischemic cerebrovascular diseases, chronic nephritis and chronic hepatitis

Special Usage

Processed with honey it can strengthen the effect of tonifing spleen qi.

Chemical Composition

It contains astragaloside, polysaccharides, flavonoids, amino acid, etc.  


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