Monday, February 23, 2009
HERB OF THE MONTH
Astragalus root, or Huang Qi, has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years. It wasn't until it was researched by the West and shown to have immune enhancing properties that it became more commonly known.
Astragalus has a multitude of positive effects on the body. It strengthens the immune system, protects the liver from toxicity and some studies show that it has anticancer effects.
Astragalus root can be taken in tincture form (herb is diluted in alcohol) or made into a stock for soups as in 'Change of Season Soup'