Astragalus – For metabolic energy and immune strength

Astragalus_glycyphyllos_fruit“As long as I am breathing, in my eyes, I am just beginning.” – Criss Jami

Astragalus helps you to digest better and it helps you to breathe better.  Both functions need to be working well for you to be able to get more energy.  Astragalus is a powerful chi tonic herb.  Chi is your body’s energy.  In Western medicine it’s called ATP; your cellular energy.  Astragalus helps you get more energy from what you eat and from the air you breathe.

Since it’s a spleen tonic it is good for the digestive system though it does have a few other functions as well.  Astragalus warms the digestive tract, assisting your digestive fire which is something you want to keep strong.  Having plenty of digestive fire translates in the West to having a fast metabolism.  Generally the faster you metabolize (to a certain degree), the healthier you are and the less likely you are to put on weight.  So astragalus helps keep your metabolism going.

It’s excellent as an immune system strengthener and is widely used for this purpose.

I also like that it tastes really good with its mild sweet and slightly sour taste.  I usually make it as tea, but because it tastes so good you can put it into almost anything eg home made chocolates, desserts or smoothies– even pizza if that’s what you like! (not that I’d recommend eating pizza).  The point is it’s a very beneficial herb and is delicious-tasting, so drink, or put it in your food – anything as long as you try it.

Taste; sweet
Treasures; chi and blood
Organs; spleen, lungs
Temperature; warm

Elwin Robinson

Elwin Robinson is the Founder of Lion Heart Herbs, Europe's #1 Educator on the Taoist approach to Health, and #1 Supplier of High Quality and Affordable Taoist Tonic Herbs to the World.

Elwin is also the Founder of Complete Detox Academy, Taoist Health Academy, the Health Coaching Institute and High Energy Academy, as well as the author of 'the Easy Exhaustion Cure' and 'the 4 Step Safe and Effective Detox Action Plan'.

Elwin is highly Enthusiastic about empowering people to feel Energized, Joyful and Alive, Naturally and Sustainably, and has worked over 5 years with over 1000 clients towards this goal. Elwin is particularly passionate about working with clients who are highly committed to reaching high levels of Health, Energy and Wellbeing, by natural and sustainable means.

Elwin has always been interested in Health since childhood. With a mother who had cancer 4 times, and a father with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Elwin is determined to get to the Root Causes of what really creates Disease, and what it really takes to have Outstanding Health and Wellbeing. After suffering from Health Challenges all his life, Elwin became determined, in 2007, to 'Get his Energy back or Die Trying', and, with this level of Resolve, made rapid progress, after a few false starts, which led him naturally, organically, after many requests, to dedicate himself full time to helping others get the kind of Results that he had achieved.
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