Used in Traditional Chinese Medicine as a tonic to build the immune system. Strengthens digestive system and builds vital energy, or Chi. Supports the lungs. Astragalus is an adaptogen, meaning that it produces the needed effect, ie. it might cause sweating or it might stop profuse sweating, depending what the body needs. Astragalus can be taken daily for long periods with no side effects. There is some new evidence showing that, taken as a daily tonic, it may help to prevent Lyme disease.
1 oz shredded or sliced root