Astragalus adorns the forests and shores of Asia with its clusters of flowers of varying hues. Its yellow root, fibrous and sweet, is consumed as a herbal tea.
It has belonged to the traditional Chinese pharmacopoeia for over 2,000 years. Indeed, it is used to rebalance the Qi, or vital life energy, breath. Based on the notion of harmony of the Yin and Yang forces, traditional Chinese medicine believes that disorders are caused by an imbalance between these forces.
Its crushed root is used alone or in complex preparations as an adaptogen, it is believed to increase the body’s vitality and resistance to stress.
It is used as a tonic for Yang and its antioxidant and soothing properties, help prevent ailments and stimulate the defence system.