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'What's in the soup?' - Health-giving Astragalus root


Last updated 1/11/2007 at Noon

Astragalus root is a Chinese herb that has been used for centuries to give long-term immune support. Now a popular herb in the US, the MD Anderson Cancer Clinic found that chemotherapy patients required less treatment and recovered quicker when astragalus was added. Astragalus is safe to use daily for long-term immune enhancement.

To use, thinly slice five-year-old roots into ½” by 2” strips. After 45 minutes of boiling, they can be used as an herbal tea (warm or cold) and can be added to other herbal teas. Placing these strips into soups, beans, rice, stews and pasta sauces may also...

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