Dried Astragalus Root (Huang Qi / Radix Astragali) 500g

£14.50

Astragalus Root has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for centuries as a way to help the body fight off stress and disease. Astragalus is a plant within the Leguminosae (beans or legumes) family, with a very long history as an immune system booster and disease fighter. This product works great in a tea, three times a day.

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  • Description

    Astragalus Root, or Astragalus membranaceus, is a herb that has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for centuries prior to its introduction to the Western world. The astragalus plant originated from China and is native to the northern provinces of Yunnan and Sichuan.

    Astragalus is an adaptogen that has the ability to help the body deal with physical, emotional or mental stress. It is also famous for aiding the body in curbing infections and other diseases. The astragalus plant contains both anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.

    all about Astragalus

    Boosting the immune system is what the astragalus root is really famous for. Studies have proven that astragalus has the ability to control cells that regulate the body’s immune responses. Not bad for a little root!

    Inflammation is at the root of most diseases. From arthritis to heart disease, it’s often the culprit of the damage. Astragalus contains saponins and polysaccharides which have been proven to reduced inflammatory response in connection to a number of illness and conditions, from helping to heal wounds to reducing inflammation in diabetic kidney disease.

    Astragalus root may help manage diabetes. It has the ability to lower blood sugar levels and improve your insulin sensitivity. This is good news for people who have become insulin resistant because of the constant ingestion of sugar. Polysaccharide extracts from astragalus also have the ability to decrease glucose toxicity, which influences fat breakdown and the production of insulin.

    Some of the other benefits of astragalus root may  include:

    • Slows or prevents the growth of tumours
    • Protects the cardiovascular system
    • Contains anti-aging capabilities
    • Heals wounds
    • Treats colds and flu
    • Threats chronic asthma

     

    Astragalus root recipe

    When you feel a cold or the flu coming in, why not try this astragalus tea recipe?

    All you need is:

    • 10g dried astragalus root
    • 1 red tea bag/1g red tea leaves
    • 500ml water

    Method:

    1.  Add the root to water and bring to the boil in a saucepan. Let it boil for about 5 minutes.

    2. Remove the astragalus from the water by straining it.

    3. Place the tea bag in a cup and pour in the astragalus water.

    4. Enjoy!

  • Additional information

    Weight 0.511 kg
    Weight

    500g

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