Huang Qi

Latin name: Astragali Membranacei Radix

Huang Qi Also Known As: Astragali, Beg Kei, Bei Qi, Buck Qi, Huang Qi, Huang qi, Hwanggi, Membranous Milk Vetch, Milk Vetch, Mongolian Milk, Ogi. Astragalus membranaceus; Astragalus mongholicus. Family: Leguminosae or Fabaceae.

Properties: SWEET - WARM

Dosage: 9-30g.

Meridians/Channels: LUNG, SPLEEN

  • tonify spleen & lung Qi - raises Spleen & Stomach Qi (prolapse of organs)
  • tonify Wei Qi - stabilize exterior
  • tonify Qi & blood due to loss of blood - postpartum fever -promotes urination - Edema - discharge of pus - generates flesh

Also Used For: Orally, Huang Qi (Astragalus) is used for treating the common cold and upper respiratory infections; to strengthen and regulate the immune system; and to increase the production of blood cells particularly in individuals with chronic degenerative disease or in individuals with cancer undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy. It is also used orally for chronic nephritis and diabetes. Astragalus is also used orally as an antibacterial and antiviral; a tonic; liver protectant; anti-inflammatory; antioxidant; and as a diuretic, vasodilator, or hypotensive agent. Topically, Huang Qi (Astragalus) is used as a vasodilator and to speed healing. In combination with Ligustrum lucidum (glossy privet), astragalus is used orally for treating breast, cervical, and lung cancers.