Astragalus is an herb that is native to china, and known for its anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties. Astragalus contains antioxidants which help to support and protect the body's immune system. Astragalus is available in capsules, tablets and liquid form. One liquid form of astragalus is astragalus tea, which is made from the dried root of the astragalus plant. You can make astragalus tea in your own kitchen.
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Bring approximately 1 quart of tap or bottled water to a boil, in a medium sized cooking pot. Add 4 ounces of fresh astragalus root or 3 to 5 tablespoons of dried astragalus root. Boil the astragalus root for about three or four minutes.
Strain the tea to remove any dried root or debris from the whole root by pouring the tea through either a cheesecloth or a coffee filter.
Pour the fresh tea into a mug and drink, or store it in the refrigerator in an airtight container to use at a later time. Drink two to four cups per day for increased immune support.