Astragali Radix (黄芪) is the dried root of Astragalus membranaceus (Fisch) Bge. var. mongholicus (Bge.) Hsiao, or A. membranaceus (Fisch.) Bge., family Fabaceae (Leguminosae-Papilionoideae).

Other name 
Milkvetch Root, Huangqi (Chinese name)

Traditional Chinese Medicine action

Sweet; slightly warm. Enter lung and spleen channels.

1. Huangqi : Tonify qi, stop sweating, promote urination to alleviate edema, engender jin and nourish blood, move qi, relieve pain, healing wound and promote skin generation.

2. Zhihuangqi : Stir-fry with honey enhance potency in tonify qi to tonify spleen and stomach.  

Usage and dosage 
10-15 g, decoction for oral use. 30-60 g can be used.

* Contraindication and precaution *
Contraindicated in patient with indigestion, yin deficiency with yang hyperactivity, yang and excessive patterns ulcer.
Precaution use in large dose, may cause dizziness, oppression in the chest, insomnia, severe limb pain, or cause allergy, itchy, skin rash, or others. Anaphylactic shock can be occurred in severe case.

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