Latin: Astragalus propinquus, astralagus membranaceus
TCM: Huang Qi
Also known as milkvetch.
“Immune enhancer, tonic.” (Menzies-Trull in "The Herbalist's Prescriber")
Dan Bensky and Andrew Gamble, in “Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica” say, “Sweet, slightly warm … Tonifies the spleen … [and] lung … [and] blood …”
David Hoffman in “The New Holistic Herbal” notes its role in deep immune activation along with, amongst others, Ligusticum wallichii and Schizandra chinensis.