Astragalus is considered to have a normalizing effect on body functions. It is harvested wild in Northern China and Mongolia. Early Chinese writings refer to Astragalus as “The Superior Tonic”. It ranks as one of China's most important herbal medicines.
Astragalus membranaceus root
Contra-indications: Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, do not use in cases of exterior excess, qi stagnation, damp obstruction, food stagnation, yin deficiency with heat signs, skin lesions in their early stages or where there is a heat toxin.