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Astragalus membranaceus (Astragalus Root)

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Astragalus root is clinically used to treat chronic stress and chronic physical and mental fatigue. It is also commonly used as a preventative immune supportive herb to protect against viral and bacterial infections.


Botanical Name: 

Astragalus membranaceus

Common Name(s): 

  • Astragalus Root
  • Huáng qí
  • Milkvetch

Part Used: Astragalus Root
Percentage of Alcohol Used: 60%
Herb to Menstruum Ratio: 1:4
Production Method: Whole-herb Percolation Extraction
NPN#: 80104342


  • Astragalus membranaceous (Astragalus)
  • Gluten-Free Pharmaceutical-Grade Alcohol
  • Distilled Water


  • Used in Herbal Medicine as an adaptogen to help increase energy and resistance to stress (e.g. in case of mental and physical fatigue related to stress).
  • Used in Herbal Medicine to help maintain a healthy immune system.


Adults 18 years and older - work up from 1 to 15 drops per day to a maximum of 9ml 2 times per day, or as directed by your health care provider.



  • Consult a health care provider prior to use if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have an autoimmune disorder.


  • None

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*This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please consult your health care provider for further information & dosing recommendations.

*This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Please consult your health care provider for further information & dosing recommendations.

Additional Information About Astragalus membranaceus (Astragalus Root)

Astragalus membranaceus, also known as Huang Qi or Milk Vetch, is a perennial plant that has been widely used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for its potential health benefits. This herbaceous plant is valued for its adaptogenic properties and is believed to support overall health and well-being.

Botanical Description
Astragalus membranaceus is characterized by its upright stems, small yellow or purple flowers, and compound leaves. It is native to China and Mongolia but is now cultivated in various parts of the world for its medicinal properties. The root of the Astragalus plant is primarily used in herbal preparations.

Traditional Uses
Astragalus membranaceus has been used in TCM for thousands of years and is known for its variety of uses. It is often used to support the immune system, promote vitality, and enhance overall health. Astragalus is also believed to have adaptogenic properties, helping the body to better cope with stress and maintain balance.

Harvesting and Preparation
Astragalus root is typically harvested and dried before being used in herbal preparations. It can be prepared as a tea, tincture, or extract, and is often included in herbal formulations for its potential health benefits.

Astragalus membranaceus


1. The effects of Astragalus Membranaceus Active Extracts on Autophagy-related Diseases. Shan H, Zheng X, Li M. Int J Mol Sci. 2019 Apr 17;20(8):1904. doi: 10.3390/ijms20081904. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30999666/
2. Astragalus polysaccharide: a review of its immunomodulatory effect. Li CX, Liu Y, Zhang YZ, Li JC, Lai J. Arch Pharm Res. 2022 Jun;45(6):367-389. doi: 10.1007/s12272-022-01393-3. Epub 2022 Jun 17. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35713852/
Review of the botanical characteristics, phytochemistry, and pharmacology of Astragalus membranaceus (Huangqi). Fu J, Wang Z, Huang L, Zheng S, Wang D, Chen S, Zhang H, Yang S. Phytother Res. 2014 Sep;28(9):1275-83. doi: 10.1002/ptr.5188. Epub 2014 Aug 2. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25087616/

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    Lucas Verified Buyer 08/29/2022
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    The herbals from this company are simply amazing! I’ve been taking the astragalus and thyme and have not been sick since I started. The staff is also very friendly and helpful.

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Unlike many other companies that employ a uniform alcohol percentage across all products, our approach is nuanced. We tailor the alcohol concentration for each herb based on the distinct medicinal properties of the plant.

This strategy reflects our commitment to a sophisticated extraction of medicinal compounds, effectively setting Apex Botanicals apart in the realm of herbal tinctures.

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Herbal tinctures are generally taken on an empty stomach (1 hour before and after meals). They can be taken directly or added to 1oz of water if the taste is hard to swallow.

Dosing of herbal tinctures will generally vary from 1 drop once per day up to 1 tsp 3 times per day. When taking anti-microbial herbal tinctures, starting at a lower dose and increasing slowly is the general rule of thumb.

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Most people with chronic tick-borne infections take an herbal tincture for between 3 months and 2 years.

As a general rule, its recommended to take an herbal tincture for at least 1 month to see the best results.

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Are herbal tinctures safe during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?

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If you are pregnant or breastfeeding consult your primary care provider before consuming any herbal tinctures.

Will my herbal tincture interact with medications or supplements?

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What does a 1:4 ratio imply and how does it compare to 1:2 or 1:5+?

The ratio describes the concentration of a tincture. We use a 1:4 ratio, meaning 1 part dried herb (in grams) to 4 parts menstruum (the combined alcohol and herb).

A ratio of 1:5 has more liquid to the same amount of herb and is therefore more diluted.

A ratio of 1:10 or higher is very diluted and requires very high daily doses and is not recommended.

Tinctures made at 1:2 are often too concentrated for Lyme patients and commonly induce Herx reactions that can be very intense.

Most tinctures on the market are made at 1:5. We’ve chosen to use 1:4 to ensure greater potency while still being very safe and tolerable.

Does higher alcohol content mean an herbal tincture is more or less potent?

Using the correct alcohol percentage to extract the specific medicinal constituents of that herb is of highest importance when making a tincture. Using more or less alcohol essentially reflects the chemical nature of the compounds that we want to extract into the liquid portion.

A tincture made at 40% versus one made at 80% is not twice at strong. It simply implies that for the first herb, 40% alcohol will optimally extract the medicinal qualities. For the second herb, 80% is the concentration for optimal extraction.

We’ve gone to great lengths to ensure that our tinctures are made using the correct concentrations.

*Please note that not all herbal tinctures on the market are made with the appropriate alcohol concentration so use our site as a reference or conduct your own research to make sure you’re purchasing the best formulated tincture possible.

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