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Astragalus Root Powder - Organic

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About Product

  • Astragalus is an adaptogen that may possess a powerful tool to support the body's healthy response to various stresses including physical, mental or emotional stress.
  • Our Astragalus Root Powder has a variety of possible antioxidant properties that may help the body naturally inhibit free radical production...

Recent research indicates that astragalus may possibly offer antioxidant support to people with a variety of ailments. At low-to-moderate doses, astragalus only has few side effects, although it may interact with other herbs and prescription medications. Astragalus may possibly have mild diuretic (rids the body of excess fluid) activity.

Modern Chinese clinical studies have also found that the herb may contain an anti-clotting agent and may possibly support healthy circulation. Chinese researchers have had good preliminary results using Astragalus compounds called astragalosides for possibly supporting a healthy heart. Astragalus root is said to possibly support a healthy immune system response in seriously debilitated patients. Science shows that the herb appears to possibly support the production of healthy T-cells (white blood cells), which attack the invaders that cause disease and may help to support healthy cells while defending against unhealthy cells. The herb may also possibly activate the p53 gene that prevents defective cells from multiplying. Gene p53 acts as a "molecular patrolman" that ensures that genetically defective cells do not multiply.

Some possible traditional uses of Raw Organic Astragalus Root Powder may include:

  • Is an Adaptogen - which may support a healthy stress response
  • May support a healthy immune system response
  • May support healthy adrenal function
  • May support a healthy response to allergies
  • Possibly helps to reduce asthma reactions
  • May support the body's ability to fight fatigue
  • May support the body's natural appetite
  • May support the body's ability to build healthy RBC
  • May support the healing of wounds
  • May support cardiovascular health
  • May support healthy kidney function
  • May support healthy blood sugar levels
  • Possibly helps to reduce stomach ulcers
  • May support a healthy digestive system


Constituents of Astragalus Root include:


  • Phytochemicals: Saponins, flavonoids, polysaccharides and glycosides, , formononetin, calycosin, canavanine, -aminobutyric acid, , , astragaloside I, astragaloside II, astragaloside IV; 3S-(-)-7-D-glucopyranoside, I, II, III, astragaloside V-VIII, dimethyl 4, 4-dimethoxy-5, 6, 5', 6'--2, 2--, daucosterol, isorhamnetin, formononetin4-O-glucoside, Beta-sitosterol, I,II,III, kumatakenin, 1-3-hydroxy-9-

  • Trace minerals: Iron, zinc

  • Amino Acids: Aspartic acid, threonine, serine, glutamic acid, glycine, alanine, methionine, isoleucine, , , phenylalanine, cystine

  • Lipids: Linoleic acid, linolenic acid

  • Vitamins: Choline, betaine, folic acid

  • Flavones: Kaempferol, quercetin, quercetin-3-glucoside


For additional constituent information, refer to Medical Herbalism by David Hoffman

This product is 100% natural and minimally processed. Taste, smell, texture, and color may vary from batch to batch.

Suggested Use: Mix 1 teaspoon with juice, yogurt, add to your favorite smoothie or infuse into a tea.

Other Preparations:

Decoction: Use the ratio of 1 tablespoon of herb for every 10 ounces of water. Put it all in a pot and bring to a boil. Once boiling lower to a simmer for 20-30 minutes covered. Turn the heat off and allow the mixture to sit for another 10 minutes. Strain and serve (This method is specific for barks and roots)

Tincture: This method can take 15 to 30 days. You will need 3 items (mason jar with cover, the herb/herbs of your choice, liquid for extracting). The extracting liquid can be alcohol, alcohol/ water combo, vinegar or vegetable glycerin. Take the product and fill the jar ¾ full, add the liquid of your choice and close the jar. Then shake the jar so everything is well mixed. Give the jar a good 5-minute shake, several times a day. After 15 to 30 days strain and bottle in glass tincture jars.

Mixing Suggestion: To increase flavor and nutritional profile combine with our reishi powder, fo-ti powder, and lucuma.

Botanical Name:Astragalus membranaceus.

Other Names: Milk Vetch Root, Huang Qi, Astragalus , Huang-qi, Milk-vetch root.

Parts Used: Astragalus Root.

Ingredients: Raw Astragalus Root.

Origin: Grown and dried in China. Packaged with care in Florida, USA.

Certifications: Certified USDA Organic.

How to Maintain Optimum Freshness:

  • This product is packaged in airtight stand-up,resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness.
  • Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing it in order to preserve maximum potency.
  • Keep this product in a cool, dark, dry place.
  • This product is natural and minimally processed.
  • Taste, smell, texture, and color may vary from batch to batch. Go here to learn why our products may naturally vary.

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Sources & References


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21. Cheng Y, Tang K, Wu S, et al. Astragalus polysaccharides lowers plasma cholesterol through mechanisms distinct from statins. PLoS One. 2011; 6(11):e27437.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Debbie W. (Moab, US)
Great Product

I love the powders you have....I use them in my morning smoothie Astragalus, Tumeric & Reishi Mushroom. I think they keep my immune system strong. I haven't had any colds or flu in over 3 yrs and have been spared from covid too

Michael A. (Minneapolis, US)

I use this every morning in my coffee, along with ashwaghanda and turmeric. 🙂

Fernando P. (Columbus, US)
I got confused

It’s pretty good, but I meant to order the extract! So I was a little bummed but I’m still appreciative of the quality of the product.

Dorothy E.
Don't know

Since I mix a bunch of powders together for my morning breakfast, I really can't answer this.

Richard M. (Brewster, US)

Very good


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