Astragalus has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for hundreds of years. It is known to safeguard the body from various ailments, including cancer and diabetes, by containing antioxidants that shield cells from harm. Additionally, it aids in safeguarding and bolstering the immune system, thereby warding off colds and upper respiratory infections, reducing blood pressure, treating diabetes, and safeguarding the liver. It is even known to help relieve long-covid symptoms. Furthermore, Astragalus exhibits antibacterial and anti-inflammatory traits, which makes it highly beneficial to the body.
Astragalus Tea Recipe:
While there are several ways to incorporate Astragalus into your diet, we recommend using it to make tea. Try the recipe below and experience the benefits of this botanical.
2 Tablespoons dried astragalus
1 Tablespoon dried ginger
⅛ Teaspoon dried lemon peel (choose organic if using fresh)
1 Tablespoon lemon balm
Honey to taste
1 Quart water
Note: You may use fresh ingredients if you have them. Dried herbs can be purchased at your local herb shop or online.
Step 1: Begin by simmering the astragalus, ginger, and lemon peel in a quart of water for 20 minutes, making sure to cover the pot.
Step 2: Turn off the heat and add the lemon balm, covering it and letting it steep for an additional 20 minutes.
Step 3: Strain the tea and discard the herbs. To sweeten the tea, add a small amount of honey per cup.
Note: The tea can be kept in the fridge for up to 24 hours, but remember to heat it up before consuming. This is our suggested recipe, but feel free to adjust it to your own taste preferences.