Also known as milk vetch, huang qi (or huangqi)

Astragalus Vegetable Soup

Vegetable soup recipe made with astragalus.


  • 1 carrot
  • 1 potato
  • 1 broccoli
  • 1 ear of sweet corn
  • 20g (about 4¼ teaspoons or 4 sticks) astragalus root
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1000ml (about 4¼ cups) vegetable soup stock


  1. Peel the carrot and potato. Cut both into bite-sized cubes. Wash and drain.
  2. Cut the broccoli into small florets. Wash and drain.
  3. Wash the sweet corn, cut into sections.
  4. Add the vegetable stock in a pot; add the carrot, potato, sweet corn, and astragalus.
  5. Bring the soup stock to a boil, lower the heat to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes or until the carrot and potato become tender.
  6. Add the broccoli and cook till it is done.
  7. Add salt to taste before serving.

Recipe source (with conversions added): Astragalus vegetable soup

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