Dried root of Astragalus (Milk Vetch)
Dried root of Astragalus membrenaceous
Parts used: Root
Habitat: A sweet tasting member of the pea family, perennial and hardy, growing in zone 6, cooler or higher altitude, dry areas and native to northern Asia.
Constituents: Polysaccharides and triterpenoids, such as astragalosides. High flavonoid content. Isoflavones including kumatakenin, calycosin, and formononetin and their glycosides and malonates.
Actions: Tonic, Adaptogenic, Immune System Stimulator, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-viral (especially airborne viruses)
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