Astragalus Root Powder
Botanical Name - Astragalus membranaceus
Other Names - Dang-kuei or dang-qui, dong quai in China.
Origin - China
Astragalus root, also called Huang Qi (literally yellow senior) in Chinese name, is a common herb that is frequently used in traditional Chinese medicine. In addition to its extensive medicinal uses, this herb is also one important ingredient in many popular Cantonese soup recipes for the purpose of tonifying. As one of the 50 fundamental Chinese herbs that are frequently used in TCM, astragalus actually has been used as an essential tonic for more than 2,000 years. And it is also widely accepted by the westerners as a common supplement.
Precautions - Use astragalus root with care in some certain autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Crohn’s disease, etc. And it shouldn’t be used in those who have had transplant surgery. In terms of drug interactions, it should avoid Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan, Neosar), Lithium, and immunosuppressants. If you are taking any other herbs or supplements please consult with a qualified health-care provider before starting any new regimen. If you are pregnant or breast feeding, consult with your physician before taking.
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