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.