Astragalus is an herb, and its root is used in medicine. It strengthens the immune system and treats colds, upper respiratory infections, seasonal allergies, astragalus is also used to fight bacteria and viruses.

Its effectiveness against illness doesn’t have a lot of research behind it, although in treating seasonal allergies it was found to improve symptoms such as running nose, itching, and sneezing.

Astragalus Root has been known to increase “qi” in our bodies. What is “qi”?According to ancient Chinese medicine, qi is the body’s defensive energy, the energy needed to fight disease. So, if the flow of qi is impaired, any disease can take a foothold.

If you feel a cold coming on, scraping a few grams of astragalus root into tea or chicken soup.  You can also take a this supplement.