Huang Qi is especially recommended for young people and for those who have a considerable physical activity, as has the effect of an increase in stamina and general body resistance to colds. With the root of Astragalus membranaceus (Huang Qi binomial name) can be a sweet medicinal tea which stimulates the entire immune system and body organs. Huang Qi is used in combination with other herbs such as Atractylodes macrocephala and Ledebouriella seseloides. Keep in mind that some varieties of this root can have toxic components (although most of those used in Chinese medicine does not contain toxins).
Another effect of the Huang Qi is known to reduce blood pressure and blood sugar levels. Huang Qi can also be useful in the treatment of those with kidney problems and to prevent senility. The action of this medicinal plant is antipyretic, tonic, vasodilatory, diuretic and stimulant to uterine level. As has been found in recent studies, Huang would have beneficial effects for patients suffering from cancer (by restoring the natural function of the immune system in these patients).
When the plant root Huang Qi is 4 years old it is cut for drying. From the dried root of Huang Qi are teas and infusions to treat ailments mentioned. To make a medicinal tea Huang Qi just put the kettle on and insert the strips of dried root. Leave the tea for 20 minutes, strain and drink throughout the day.