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

Astragalus Tea Recipe

Astragalus tea may help boost the immune system.

Astragalus has potent anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. It's been utilized in Chinese medicine for centuries for a variety of conditions. Astragalus appears to help boost the immune system, so having a cup of astragalus tea routinely may be a good way to stave off colds and flus.

Serves: 1

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  1. Bring water to boil.
  2. Add astragalus and boil another 3 minutes.
  3. Pour through cheesecloth or coffee filter to strain.
  4. Add stevia if desired but taste it first because astragalus is naturally sweet.

*Astragalus is considered safe for most adults but pregnant and breastfeeding women should avoid it. Those on medication should check with their doctors first. People with blood pressure or blood sugar issues should check with their doctors. Those on medication to suppress their immune system should check with their doctor. People who have conditions related to over-functioning immune systems should check with their doctor first.

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