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Huang Qi #1074

Pin Ying Name: Huang Qi

Chinese Name: 黃耆

English Name: Astragalus

Latin Name: Astragali, Radix

Herbs that Tonify Qi
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Sweet Slightly Warm
9-30g 30-60g (Exceptional Cases)
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Tonifies Qi and Blood

  • Postpartum fever due to Qi and Blood Deficiency
  • Recovery from severe Blood loss

Strengthens the Spleen and raises the Yang Qi of the Spleen and Stomach

  • Spleen Qi Deficiency with anorexia, fatigue and diarrhea
  • Central Qi Sinking (prolapse)
  • Lung and Spleen Qi Deficiency
  • Qi Failing to contain Blood
  • Qi and Blood Deficiency
  • Fever from Qi Deficiency

Tonifies Wei Qi, stabilizes the Exterior and tonifies the Lungs (aids the circulation of moisture downward from the face)

  • Wei Qi Deficiency with spontaneous sweating
  • Lung Qi Deficiency with frequent colds or shortness of breath
  • Excessive sweating associated with Qi, Yang or Yin Deficiency
  • Dampness in the head

Promotes urination and reduces edema

  • Spleen Deficiency edema or superficial edema with reduced urination (It can be used as a stand-alone herb for this)

Promotes the discharge of pus, generates flesh and expels toxins

  • Chronic ulcerations and sores that either have trouble forming pus or have formed pus but are not draining well

Generates Body Fluids

  • Wasting and thirsting disorder
  • Bi Syndrome with numbness of the limbs and paralysis

Relieves numbness and pain

  • Numbness and pain due to Deficiency of Qi and Blood
  • Contraindicated for those with early-stage sores.
  • Contraindicated for those with skin lesions with Heat toxin.
  • Contraindicated for those with exterior Excess.
  • Contraindicated for those with Qi Stagnation.
  • Contraindicated for those with Yin Deficiency with Heat signs.
  • Contraindicated in those with Excess Heat.
  • Contraindicated for those with Damp Obstruction.
  • Contraindicated for those with Food Stagnation.
  • Contraindicated for those with Heat, Excess Fire or Deficiency Cold of the Lower Jiao.
  • Use with caution during the third trimester of pregnancy.