Astragalus (Huang Qi): The Immune System Builder
We confess. We love Astragalus. In fact, if we had to pick a favorite amongst our herbal children, we’d pick this major longevity herb. What does it do? Well, if Echinacea is like a warrior that fights off sickness, Astragalus is like the great wall that helps defend your immune system.
Unlike Echinacea, which is often taken at the onset of an illness, Astragalus can be taken daily prior to the onset of an illness. Bonus benefits include improved digestion and function of the lung meridian system.
Known as Huang Qi, the granddaddy of Chinese herbs, Astragalus has antioxidant, antibacterial, antihistamine, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. In the East, Astragalus has been used for thousands of years to strengthen and lift Qi (pronounced chē, aka energy) reduce the risk of energy depletion and reinvigorate the body.
At Balance Blends, we have combined Astragalus with other power herbs like Eleuthero and Reishi (a mushroom) to help bolster the strength of our Force Field Extrapolent™. This formula is designed to dramatically enhance immune function. (Think of it as our way of building an even thicker, stronger fortress around your health.)