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Frontier Bulk Astragalus Root (Powder) ORGANIC, 1 lb. package Frontier Bulk Astragalus Root (Powder) ORGANIC, 1 lb. package (Astragalus membranaceus)
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Frontier Bulk Astragalus Root (Powder) ORGANIC, 1 lb. package
Frontier Bulk Astragalus Root (Powder) ORGANIC, 1 lb. package
Size: 1 lb
Price: $36.00
Botanical Name: Astragalus membranaceus Bunge
Function: Support for healthy immune function*
Product Notes: Astragalus herb is a sprawling perennial that grows 1 1/2 feet tall and has small, yellow, pea-like flowers. The plants are generally four years old before the long, woody root is dug and dried in the sun. Astragalus has a faint aroma and a woody, sweet, mild flavor.
Origin: Canada
Organic: QAI Certified Organic
Kosher: KSA Certified
Supplement Facts
Serving Size 1 tsp
  Amount per% Daily
  ServingValue
Total Carbohydrate  1g<1%*
   Dietary Fiber  <1g3%*
Certified Organic Astragulus, powder (root)  1200mg**
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
** Daily Value not established.

Common Name: Astragalus
Plant Part: Root
Bar Code: 0-89836-02727-6
*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

1 lb Bulk Bag 36.00 addtocart1

Frontier Bulk Astragalus Root Slices, 1/2 lb. package Frontier Bulk Astragalus Root Slices, 1/2 lb. package (Astragalus membranaceus)
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Frontier Bulk Astragalus Root Slices, 1/2 lb. package
Frontier Bulk Astragalus Root Slices, 1/2 lb. package
Size: 8 oz
Price: $33.00
Botanical Name: Astragalus membranaceus Bunge
Directions: To use as a tea, pour 1 cup boiling water over 1 tsp. of herb, cover and steep 3-5 minutes.
Sulfites: This product may contain added sulfites
Product Notes: Astragalus herb is a sprawling perennial that grows 1 1/2 feet tall and has small, yellow, pea-like flowers. The plants are generally four years old before the long, woody root is dug and dried in the sun. Astragalus has a faint aroma and a woody, sweet, mild flavor.
Origin: China
Kosher: KSA Certified
Supplement Facts
Serving Size 1 tsp
Servings About 347
  Amount per% Daily
  ServingValue
Total Carbohydrate  1g<1%*
   Dietary Fiber  <1g3%*
Astragalus, sliced (root)  1.3g**
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
** Daily Value not established.

Common Name: Astragalus
Plant Part: Root
Bar Code: 0-89836-50889-8
8 oz Bulk Bag 33.00 addtocart2

Frontier Bulk Astragalus Root Slices, 1 lb. package Frontier Bulk Astragalus Root Slices, 1 lb. package (Astragalus membranaceus)
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Frontier Bulk Astragalus Root Slices, 1 lb. package
Frontier Bulk Astragalus Root Slices, 1 lb. package
Size: 1 lb
Price: $62.00
Botanical Name: Astragalus membranaceus Bunge
Directions: To use as a tea, pour 1 cup boiling water over 1 tsp. of herb, cover and steep 3-5 minutes.
Sulfites: This product may contain added sulfites
Product Notes: Astragalus herb is a sprawling perennial that grows 1 1/2 feet tall and has small, yellow, pea-like flowers. The plants are generally four years old before the long, woody root is dug and dried in the sun. Astragalus has a faint aroma and a woody, sweet, mild flavor.
Origin: China
Kosher: KSA Certified
Supplement Facts
Serving Size 1 tsp
Servings About 347
  Amount per% Daily
  ServingValue
Total Carbohydrate  1g<1%*
   Dietary Fiber  <1g3%*
Astragalus, sliced (root)  1.3g**
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
** Daily Value not established.

Common Name: Astragalus
Plant Part: Root
Bar Code: 0-89836-00889-3
1 lb Bulk Bag 62.00 addtocart3

Astragalus root comes from a perennial plant that is found across much of northern China and Mongolia. The herb is a staple of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), where it has been used for centuries as a superior tonic.

Botanical name: Astragalus membranaceus (Fisch. Ex Link) Bunge

Common name: Astragalus

Synonyms: Membranous milkvetch, Huang qi

Astragalus RootThe Plant: Astagalus is one of the largest genus of flowering plants, containing over 2,000 species. These members of the legume family are found all over the world (400 of them in the United States) in many sizes and shapes. Astragalus herb is a sprawling perennial that grows 1 1/2 feet tall and has small, yellow, pea-like flowers. The plants are generally four years old before the long, woody root is dug and dried in the sun.

"Huang qi," the pinyin name for astragalus is derived from Huang, meaning yellow (taken from the internal color of the root) and qi, meaning leader, which refers to the importance of astragalus root as a leading Chinese herbal tonic. This leading, or superior, tonic herb has been known and valued in China for more than 2,000 years. Astragalus grows naturally across a wide swatch of China, but the Chinese consider the cultivated root superior to the wild. When planted in a well-drained soil, the plants are easy to grow once the seeds germinate.

Constituents of Note: The polysaccharides in astragalus are important in the protecting qualities of the herb. Flavonoids and triterpene saponins are also significant classes of constituents.

Quality: Large, straight roots with a yellowish core are considered the highest quality. Astragalus from China is usually prepared in long slices of root and it is seen in many grades with each successive, lower grade composed of slightly shorter, narrower or less straight slices. Astragalus has a faint aroma and a woody, sweet, mild flavor.

Regulatory Status: Dietary supplement

Directions: To make an astragalus tea, simmer roots for 30 minutes. Use one teaspoon of herb per each cup of water. (When using slices break them into pieces to estimate quantity, it is not important to be exact with this herb). Drink one to three cups a day.

Add a slice or two of astragalus along with ginger root to a warming winter soup, such as chicken noodle, or hot and sour or spicy coconut Thai dishes.

Suggested Uses: Astragalus is a traditional Chinese tonic and adaptogen and is considered one of the most valued of the tonic herbs. In TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), it is sometimes recommended for young adults while ginseng is recommended for older persons. The protective energy of the body, Qi is composed of outer energy (Wei Qi) and inner energy (Ying Qi) Astragalus is believed to strengthen Wei Qi while ginseng strengthens Ying Qi. A good all encompassing strengthening blend would include both astragalus and ginseng.

Caution/Safety: The Botanical Safety Handbook* classifies Astragalus Root as:

Class:1 herbs which can be safely consumed when used appropriately

*Michael McGuffin, ed., American Herbal Products Association's Botanical Safety Handbook, (New York: CRC Press, 1997)

  RECIPE PREP TIME   COOK TIME
Soups & Chili
Easy Magic Chicken Soup 30 min 80 min

Origins: Our astragalus root is cultivated in China where it is processed in the traditional manner into root slices. Our organic astragalus comes from the United States and is cut and sifted.

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