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Astragalus is from China, and goes by another name,
"Huang qi". The long, woody roots are the equivalent
Use to fight colds, as an immune system boost, for autoimmune disorders, angina, CFS, fatigue, flu, sore throat,
infection, and as a general tonic.
The root of this plant is actually an antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory agent, and aids the immune sytem in several ways. It's even showing good results in restoring T-cell function in cancer patients, and inhibiting growth of cancerous cells!