Huang Qi (Astragalus Root) - Chinese Herbal Medicine

  • English Name:  Astragalus Root
  • Pinyin Name:  Huang Qi

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  • Tonifies spleen qi - lack of appetite, fatigue, diarrhea.
  • Raises yang qi of spleen and stomach - prolapse of uterus, stomach, rectum, uterine bleeding.
  • Augments the wei qi and stabilizes the exterior - deficiency w/spontaneous sweating, frequent colds or shortness of breath.
  • Tonify qi and blood due to loss of blood - postpartum fever.
  • Edema from deficiency.
  • Promote discharge of pus, generate flesh - sores due to deficiency.
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  • Herbs That Tonify Qi

  • Dosage and Preparation Notes
    • Dosage: 9-30g
    Channels/Meridians Influenced (See All)

     ◦ Lung ◦ Spleen

    Associated Temperature and Taste (See All)

     ◦ Warm (Wen) ◦ Sweet (Gan)



    Herbal Formulas Which Include Huang Qi

    Below you will find Traditional Chinese Medicine herbal formulas which contain Huang Qi (in alphabetical order). You May click on the name of the formula for more details or click on any of the products from our store to read usage information or to purchase a particular formula.

    TCM FormulaClinical Functions
    Ban Xia Bai Zhu Tian Ma Wan

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    Bu Yang Huan Wu Tang Wan

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    Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan

    For Spleen and Stomach Qi Deficiency - spontaneous sweating, aversion to cold, desire for warm beverages, shortness of breath, intermittent fever, weak speech/low voice, weak limbs, loose/watery stools.

    The Pulse will be deficient and rootless in the spleen position or simply deficient overall and the Tongue will be pale with a thin white coat.

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    Fang Feng Tong Sheng Wan

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    Fang Ji Huang Qi Wan

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    Gan Bing Zhi Ben Wan

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    Gui Pi Wan

    The formula is used to tonify both the spleen and heart which can be damaged from excessive overthinking, compulsions, etc. along with poor dietary habits and stressful lifestyle.  General indications are anxiety, phobias, palpitations, insomnia, dream disturbed sleep, poor appetite, pallid complexion.

    In women spleen and heart deficiencies may lead to prolonged periods with little flow or early periods, heavier with pale blood.

    The Pulse will be thin and frail and the Tongue will be pale with a thin white coat.

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    Qi Xue Da Bu Wan

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    Shi Quan Da Bu Wan

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    Te Xiao Jing Zhui Tong Wan

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    Wen Jing Tang Wan

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    Wu Ji Bai Feng Wan

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    Xi Guan Jie Xiao Tong Wan

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    Yu Ping Feng Wan

    Frequent colds, flus, chronic bronchitis - general low immunity to common infections. Aversions to drafts, spontaneous sweating.

    The Tongue will be pale with a white coat and the Pulse will be floating, deficient and soft.

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    Yu Quan Wan

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    Related Conditions:

     ◦ Fatigue ◦ Diarrhea ◦ Uterine Bleeding ◦ Edema

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