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Astragalus Root

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Astragalus has a rich history of use in Chinese and Asian cultures. It is native to China, Mongolia and North Korea, and is an ancient component of traditional Chinese medicine. The herb was mentioned in the Divine Husbandman's Classic of the Materia Medica, written anonymously during the first century AD and attributed to the teachings of the legendary figure Shennong who is thought to have lived approximately 5,000 years ago.

Astragalus is an herbaceous perennial, growing between 25 and 40 centimeters in height. It grows in grassy regions and on mountainsides, requiring plenty of exposure to the sun. When grown for cultivation, the plants are traditionally harvested after four or five years, with the roots collected in spring or fall. The roots are dried in the sun and then sliced for distribution. The slices are yellow in color and have a sweet, moistening taste with a firm, fibrous texture.

Astragalus Root: 16 oz

Add 1 oz (30g) of dry herb to 2 cups of water and bring to a boil.

Let simmer 30 min-1 hour until liquid reduces by 3/4 to 1/2.

Pour through a strainer into a glass container or tea cup; squeeze/press out every last bit of liquid.

Drink daily for bone health.*