Today's herb: Astralagus root.
This herb is a special one - did you know the plants are grown from 4 year-old plants, and only the roots are used for medicinal purposes? There are also over 2000 species but only 2 are used for medicinal uses: Astralagus membranaceus and Astralagus-mongholicus.
I'm making this into a tea by giving it a quick rinse, boiling it for 5 minutes, and letting it seep for another 5-10 minutes.
🌸 Astralagus is an adaptogen herb that helps reduce stress while fighting disease.
🌸 Studies show Atralagus membranaceus has the ability to help slow or reduce the growth of tumors.
🌸 Helps reduce inflammatory response - and, we know the core understanding of natural health is that inflammation is the root of disease.
🌸 Used in TCM for the repair and regeneration of injured organs and tissues.
🌸 Alleviates symptoms of chemotherapy.
🌸 Prevent collagen degradation.
🌸 And - is even considered to potentially improve life span!