Astragalus comes from China and has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for centuries, known as Huang Qi it has quickly integrated itself into western herbalism.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Astragalus Root Powder is a very important for vital energy, and it has similar Qi strengthening properties to ginseng, but is less heating and stimulating.
It has long been used to treat immune deficiency and fatigue (including from chemotherapy), to heal wounds, and to improve digestion and reduce edema caused by cardiac weakness. It is also very useful for chronic or acute low blood pressure.
How to Use Astragalus
The standard dosages used by Traditional Chinese Medicine is 10-30 grams a day.
The average recommended dose for an adult is 2-6 grams of astragalus powder. 4 grams of powder is equivalent to approximately 1 teaspoon for an adult. Since astragalus is almost tasteless, 1 teaspoon of astragalus powder can be easily hidden in different foods, like soups, sauces, or smoothies