Latin Name : Radix Astragali
Chinese Name : 黄芪
Astragalus is a herb native to northern China. It is one of the most important and commonly used herbs in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Astragalus contains numerous compounds, including flavonoids, polysaccharides, amino acids and trace minerals, and is often used for treating the common cold and upper repiratory infections. It may also be used in the treatment of hepatitis, chronic colitis, cardiovascular diseases and viral conditions.