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Huang Qi (Astragalus)

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By Bio Essence Health Science

Herbs that Tonify Qi.

Tonifies Qi and Blood:

• Postpartum fever due to Qi and Blood Deficiency
• Recovery from severe Blood loss

Strengthens the Spleen and raises the Yang Qi of the Spleen and Stomach:

• Spleen Qi Deficiency with anorexia, fatigue and diarrhea
• Central Qi Sinking (prolapse)
• Lung and Spleen Qi Deficiency
• Qi Failing to contain Blood
• Qi and Blood Deficiency
• Fever from Qi Deficiency

Tonifies Wei Qi, stabilizes the Exterior and tonifies the Lungs (aids the circulation of moisture downward from the face):

• Wei Qi Deficiency with spontaneous sweating
• Lung Qi Deficiency with frequent colds or shortness of breath
• Excessive sweating associated with Qi, Yang or Yin Deficiency
• Dampness in the head
• Spleen Deficiency edema or superficial edema with reduced urination (It can be used as a stand-alone herb for this)

Supports the discharge of pus, generates flesh and expels toxins:

• Chronic ulcerations and sores that either has trouble forming pus or have formed pus but are not draining well

Generates Body Fluids:

• Wasting and thirsting disorder
• Bi Syndrome with numbness of the limbs and paralysis
• Numbness and pain due to Deficiency of Qi and Blood


• Contraindicated for those with early-stage sores
• Contraindicated for those with skin lesions with Heat toxin
• Contraindicated for those with exterior Excess
• Contraindicated for those with Qi Stagnation
• Contraindicated for those with Yin Deficiency with Heat signs
• Contraindicated in those with Excess Heat
• Contraindicated for those with Damp Obstruction
• Contraindicated for those with Food Stagnation
• Contraindicated for those with Heat, Excess Fire or Deficiency Cold of the Lower Jiao
• Use with caution during the third trimester of pregnancy,

Suggested Use: For adult, take 2 grams (about two heaping tea spoons) each time with warm water, 2-3 times a day or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.