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Materia Medica of the Enchanted Willow
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July 2006
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Astragalus - Astragalus membranaceous

Astragalus - Astragalus membranaceous
Growing Cycle: April - October
Parts Used - Root, harvested in Autumn
Systems - Liver, Immune, Endocrine, Digestive, Respiratory, Urinary

Actions - Tonic: Tonifies, strengthens and stimulates the immune system acting as an adaptogen, used for degenerative diseases. Helps in the assimilation of nutrients and is used in soup, tea or tincture. Diuretic: Releives fluid retention and bloating, reduces thirst, aids diarreah and chronic phlegm production. It is also a vasodilator, increasing blood production.

http://www.umm.edu/altmed/ConsHerbs/Astragalusch.html
http://www.herbwisdom.com/herb-astragalus.html
http://www.chinese-herbs.org/astragalus/