Astragalus Root Powder
Astragalus Root is one of the most used Longevity Herbs in Traditional Chinese herbal medicine. Also known as huáng qí or milkvetch, its roots are used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), in which it’s been used as an adaptogen for thousands of years. The perennial flowering plant grows from 16 to 36 inches tall and is native to the north and eastern regions of China. It’s also been traced back to Mongolia and Korea. Astragalus Roots are harvested from four-year-old plants and the roots are the only part of the plant that’s used medicinally. Only two of the over 2,000 species of Astragalus, Astragalus membranaceus and Astragalus mongholicus, are used medicinally. In addition, it is the root of Astragalus that is used to make tinctures. Some of the plant constituents have shown to be so potent that they’re now being used as the basis for different drugs. Specifically, the plant’s root is made into various types of food supplements, including liquid extracts, capsules, powders and teas. At Ancient Purity, we choose simple Ground Astragalus Root Powder for easy dose, bioavailabilty while avoiding any fillers and an unnecessary capsule. We would add this to a Life-Lengthening Smoothie. A (virtual) trip into Ancient China will enlighten you on Astragalus Root.
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- Astragalus Root - Ground (Astragalus Membranaceus) 100% Natural.
- Produced to ecological standards, free from agro-chemicals, non-irradiated and GMO-free.
- Ancient Purity Astragalus Root Powder can be used to protect and support the immune system, preventing colds and upper respiratory infections, lowering blood pressure, treating diabetes, and help protecting the liver. Astragalus Root Powder has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. People sometimes use it on the skin for wound care.
- Take 500mg (½ gram) to 1000mg (1 gram) up to 3 - 4 times daily (Can be taken as a single serving of 1-4g) or taki it as directed by your healthcare practitioner. Do not exceed recommended daily intake.
- Add to smoothies, already boiled water (for Tea), in filtered water, juice or as directed by your herbalist, healthcare practitioner.
NOTE: Adaptagens like Astragalus should be cycled. Take for up to 3 months then cease usage for 1-2 months. Consult with your doctor if you have or suspect you have a medcial condition before taking Astragalus. Women who are pregnant or nursing should not take Astragalus. Those who are already taking medication should not take Astragalus Root Powder.
To maintain wellness during the change of seasons, we herbalists eat whole foods and use herbs to promote a healthy immune system. Astragalus root (Astragalus membranaceus) has been used for thousands of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to promote wellness by strengthening the wei qi, the energy that circulates on the surface of the body. Known as one of the most useful Chinese herbal tonics, this hearty root is ideal for someone who wants some extra immune support. Western herbalists call this root an adaptogen, which means it helps to bring the body back into balance and to ward off effects of every-day physiological stressors. The mild sweet taste works well alone, or with other medicinal herbs, prepared in soups or as a decoction.
Astragalus Miso Immunity Soup
Fire up your immune system with this simple, medicinal soup!
• 1 spoon Ancient Purity Astragalus Root Powder.
• 1 to 4 inch strip of kombu seaweed.
• 5 shiitake mushrooms, fresh.
• 2-3 Tablespoons red miso paste.
• 4 Tablespoons of freshly chopped green onions.
• ½ bundle of kale, chard or any other dark leafy green.
• 400 grams of firm tofu, chopped into squares.
• Add 3.5 cups of filtered water to your pot. Then add the sliced shiitakes, kombu (rinse and pat dry first) and Ancient Purity Astragalus Root Powder.
• Allow this mixture to simmer covered for 15-20 minutes. Then remove and compost the kombu.
• Add miso paste, chopped green onion, tofu, and chopped (or torn) dark leafy greens.
• Stir and continue to cook until the miso is dissolved, then serve and enjoy!
NOTE: You could also add a tablesppon of Organic Ghee or a jar of Bone Broth to add thickness and flavour to this soup. By combining the powers of whole foods and herbalism, we’re building strong bodies that are more capable of warding off occasional stress. Adding a bowl of warm soup and a few medicinal cups of tea to your daily self-care rituals can boost your immune system and keep you grounded when you need it most. Over time, these seemingly simple acts of self-care deeply nourish our body and spirit, helping us transform into the most vibrant versions of ourselves.
***Please note this broth should not be used by people who are taking immune suppressant drugs.
Astragalus Longevity Fruit Smoothie
• 1 cup almond milk.
• ¾ cup Greek yogurt.
• ½ cup strawberries, peaches, mangos or other favourite fresh fruits.
• 1 banana
• 1-2 teaspoons Ancient Purity Astragalus Root Powder.
• Put all ingredients in blender and puree. You can use frozen fruits to make the drink colder and thicker.
TIP: Giving this smoothie a tropical touch, add 2 teaspoons Ancient Purity Durian Fruit Powder.
Chai Astragalus Tea
This warming, caffeine-free tea is great during cold season, or any time you need a pick-me-up. Plus it smells delicious!
• 1 tablespoon Ancient Purity Astragalus Root Powder.
• 1 tablespoon dried orange peel.
• 2 teaspoons ginger minced.
• ½ tablespoon cinnamon chips.
• ½ teaspoon peppercorns, black whole.
• 2 cardamom, green pods.
• 2 cloves whole.
• In a medium sized pot, cover all ingredients with 2½ cups of filtered water.
• Bring to a boil. Then reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.
• Strain and serve with plant milk and 1 teaspoon of Wild Tropical Forest Honey Fermented with Lemon Peel (if desired).
• Drink within 2 days.
- Brand: Ancient Purity.
- Size: 375g (13.22 oz.).
- Container: Kraft Paper Bag.
- Storage: Keep in a cool dry place, keep out of reach of children.
- Estimated shelf life from purchase: 2 years.
Q: Can I take Astragalus Root Powder everyday?
A: When taken by mouth: Astragalus Powder is possibly safe for most adults. Doses of up to 60 grams daily have been safely used for up to 4 months. Astragalus Root is usually well-tolerated.
Q: How do I use Astragalus Root Powder?
A: Most authorities on TCM recommend taking 9-15 grams (3 to 5 tablespoons) of the whole herb daily as a decoction, made by boiling the ground, dried root in clean water for a few minutes and then brewing the tea.
Q: Does Astragalus Root help me sleep better?
A: Insomnia, sleeplessness, interrupted sleep patterns can be cured by regular consumption of Astragalus Root. By improving overall health, metabolism and hormonal balance this root can help in delivering a peaceful sleep.
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