Astragalus Membranaceus Illustration

Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus)

Astragalus is a sweet herb that was first recorded in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) about two thousand years ago.

Considered anti-ageing and anti-inflammatory, it has been prescribed for general weakness, chronic illnesses and to build immunity.  In addition to its immune support benefits, it may also alleviate wasting disorders, night sweats, chronic ulcerations and sores, and oedema (from deficiency).

It has also demonstrated potential therapeutic applications as an adjunct cancer therapy.

Part used



Sweet, warming, moist


Immuno-modulator, antioxidant, hepato-protective, cardio-protective, adaptogen, diuretic, antibacterial, antiviral


• Immune system dysfunction (for treatment and prophylaxis of viral infections such as frequent colds and influenza, bronchitis, Herpes simplex & HIV, Lyme disease (but not late stage), adjunctive cancer treatment, allergic rhinitis
• General prevention of infection & autoimmune diseases such as Hashimoto’s disease
• Increasing vitality, stamina and endurance (e.g. athletes), fatigue, anaemia, weak limbs.
• Enhancing cardiac function, angina, hypertension, oedema
• Hepatitis
• Asthma
• Prolapsed organs
• Chronic diarrhoea
• Abnormal uterine bleeding
• Diabetes mellitus


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