Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceous) is an essential in Chinese medicine. This perennial herb grown across the Asian continent and is one of the most widely known and used of the Traditional Chinese Medicine herbs in the west – so much so that it is actually cultivated in the United States in order to meet quality and quantity demands. Astragalus offers a whole host of healing benefits which is why it makes an excellent addition to any herbal tea blend. When it comes to immunity, this herb is a must-have!
Huang Qi – The Great Protector
In China, Astragalus is also known as Huang Qi which means ‘protector of life energy’. This title tells us just how much Astragalus is revered for its protecting abilities for the body and the life energy within. Astragalus is a powerful immune booster that kicks antibodies into action, help increase the production of healthy white blood cells, and allows the body to heal more effectively when illness has been an issue.
As protector of the life energy, Astragalus helps promote resistance to all things that attack. It helps ramp up antiviral abilities while also tonifying the adrenals. This is the go-to herbal tea for anyone who finds that they end up sick, tired, and sick of being sick and tired whenever something’s going around.
Just like the life of the party, Astragalus root helps other herbs get along with one another. As an additive to an immune boosting herbal tea blend, Astragalus helps create the synergy and communication between all of the ingredients in the blend so that they work wonderfully together.
Astragalus root herbal tea doesn’t bring much to the table when it comes to flavor, but sometimes that’s a good thing. It gets to work underneath the more prominent flavors of a blend to get the job done, meaning that it can be added to any recipe without altering the flavor in any noticeable way.
Immune Boosting Herbal Tea With Astragalus Root
This simple blend is a wonderful immune tonic when sickness is in the air or when stress is getting your sense of protection down.
1 part Astragalus Root
2 parts Green Tea
1 part Rose Hips
Add 1 teaspoon of combined herbs to 8 ounces of steaming hot but not boiling water. Steep for 6 minutes.