Astragalus membranaceusThis sweet and slightly warming root that has a long history of use in TCM. Astragalus is probably most well known for being a superb immune system tonic; helping to strengthen a depleted protection qi, which assures the body's resistance to foreign invaders. Can be useful for those with spontaneous/ excess sweating or restore normal sweating. Some even consider Astragalus an adaptogen. It is an incredibly restorative herb, especially when one has been severely depleted due to prolonged stress, exhaustion, or illness.
** Generally avoided during active phase of illness**