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HUANG QI

Names for Huang Qi
Pharmaceutical: Radix Astragali Membranacei
Botanical: Astragalus membranaceus (Fisch.) Bge.,Astragalus mongholicus (Bge.)(Leguminosae)
Other names: Sheng Huang Qi, Sheng Huang Qi, Sheng Jian Qi, Huang Qi (Bei)
Description: Milkvetch Root.

Actions
Tonifies Qi; Raises Yang; Strengthens the Defensive-Qi; Strengthens the Exterior; Expels toxins; Promotes healing cicatrizant polymer; Diuretic; Resolves oedema; ...

Origin of huang qi
* Astragalus membranaceus: Shanxi, Mongolia, Heilongjiang, Gansu. * Astragalus mongholicus: Mongolia, Jilin, Hebei, Shanxi.;

Preparation of huang qi
The four year old roots are gathered in spring or autumn, but autumn ones are of better quality. After the fibrous roots have been removed, the roots are dried in the sun, soaked again in water, and cut into slices. The drug can also be processed.;

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