Radix Astragali tonifies the spleen and augments the Qi: for spleen deficiency presenting with lack of appetite, fatigue and diarrhea. It also augments the protective Qi and stabilizes the exterior: for deficiency with spontaneous sweating, as the herb stabilizes the protective Qi.
|Pharmaceutical name:||Radix Astragali Membranaceus|
|Botanical name:||Astragalus membranaceus (Fisch.) Bge. or A. membranaceus Bge. var. mongholicus Hsiao. The latter plant is also known as A. mongholicus Bge.|
|Where grown:||Shanxi,Heilongjiang, Inner Mongolia, Gansu, northeastern China|
|When harvested:||spring or autumn (4-year-old plants or older)|
|Literal English translation:||"milk-vetch root", "astragalus"|
|Properties:||Sweet, slightly warm|
|Text in which first appeared:||Divine Husbandman’s Classic of the Materia Medica|