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The root ofAstragalus membranaceus, an herb that grows in northern China, has been used for over 2000 years to strengthen the body as a whole. One of the most important herbs in the world, Astragalus root has been recognized as a superb and potent tonic by modern researchers. Astragalus is said to have an effect on the “surface” of the body. An important effect of Astragalus is in its ability to fortify the “Upright Qi,” which helps support our posture.
Dragon Herbs obtains premium grade raw Astragalus rootsorganically grownin a remote, non-polluted rural valley in Northern China where it has been grown for at least 1500 years and is regarded as a premiumDi Taosource of Astragalus root. In 1996, Ron and Yanlin Teeguarden went on a mission to China specifically to find the best Astragalus root China has to offer, and with the guidance of Professor Wang Zhengtao (Editor in Chief of the Chinese Pharmacopeia), found it. Dragon Herbs Astragalus extract contains a full range of Astragalus saponins (astragalosides) and polysaccharides, as well as all the other constituents of Astragalus root
Remember Ron Teeguarden’s “First Rule of Tonic Herbalism,” summed up in a single word – Compliance. If you don’t take the herbs, they won’t work.”
Astragalus root extract. Other Ingredients Pullulan polysaccharide, Rice powder, Bamboo extract powder, Calcium stearate.
Dragon Herbs practices Tonic Herbalism, which is based on a 5000 year old system of health promotion, protection, and psychological transformation.
The highest level of health care stresses the promotion of positive health as the primary goal. When sufficiently nurtured, our body is fully capable of regulating its own multitude of independent yet united functions, the way nature intended. Science has not been able to, and will never be able to, match that power of Nature. The herbs used for this approach have traditionally been called the superior herbs, but today they are called the tonic herbs. The utilization of the tonic herbs is called Tonic Herbalism.
The tonic herbs are the elite herbs of the Chinese herbal system, the most fully developed herbal system in the world. The Chinese tonic herbs have always held a very special place in Asian culture. These very special natural substances have been associated with the highest qualities of living. The tonic herbs are not harsh and are not specifically medicinal in the conventional sense.
Tonic herbs come from China. They also come from North and South America, Europe, Indonesia, Tibet, Bhutan, Africa, New Zealand, Korea, Japan, Mongolia, Russia and almost every region of the world. Tonic herbs are by their very nature safe and may be used for a lifetime.
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO OUR PODCAST INTERVIEW with Ron Teeguarden, founder of Dragon Herbs. Ron has been hugely influential in introducing tonic herbalism to the Western health food world, particularly the raw food movement. Hear how he got started, some of his favourite herbs, how best to use tonic herbs, and learn more about his signature formulations.
Specifications: 100 Capsules, 425mg each
Dosage: Take 3 capsules, 2 times per day or as directed by a healthcare professional.
As an energizer, Astragalus is famed for its strengthening effects on the outside of the body, in particular to the musculature. It is therefore beneficial in particular to younger adults, who tend to be physically active and require abundant external energy. Astragalus is used to strengthen the legs and arms, and is commonly used by people who work outdoors, especially in the cold, because of its strengthening and warming nature.