Astralagus/Bei qi



Scientific name: Astralagus membranaceus

Family: Fabaceae

Origin: China

Medicinal use: This plant is used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat diabetes. In Western medicine Astragalus is considered a tonic for the body and taken as a tea for digestion, using the dried root of the plant, often in combination with other medicinal herbs. It is traditionally used in improving the immune system and for treating wounds. Astralangus is used as a tonic, increasing metabolism and reducing fatigue.