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

Recommended Astragalus Dosage

What is the recommended dosage of astragalus?

In some clinical studies, astragalus was administered in high dosages and by injection. Recent advances in injectable gels containing astragalus promise to make astragalus injections a viable long-term therapy option. Fortunately, people don't have to wait on easy-to-use astragalus injections to take advantage of some benefits. 76

For example, you can use it at home brewed as a tea or even added to chicken soup! Experts recommend 8-12 grams/day of the dried root, which you can steep in boiling water or broth for up to 30 minutes. Use half of the steeped liquid twice a day, preferably on an empty stomach. 855

If tea or soup doesn't appeal to you, astragalus can be found in supplement form. Some suggest only up to 500 mg/day; but PhDs in pharmacy recommend 2-30 g/day of dried root supplement or 4.5-8.5 mL/day of liquid astragalus extract. 55

Practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine suggest taking astragalus as a preventive, not curative, measure against colds and flu, since it may actually hasten the worst symptoms if taken after you are already sick. 8

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