The Astragalus plant is an herb that is native to china. It is known for its anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties. Astragalus contains antioxidants which help to support and protect the body’s immune system. Astragalus can be found in capsules, tablets and liquid form (tea). My favorite form of astragalus is astragalus tea, which is made from the dried root of the astragalus plant. You can make astragalus tea by yourself in your own kitchen.
I’ve known about astragalus tea for about four years and have used it for about four years. I drink it every day because I suffer from chronic sinus problems that get worse if I eat dairy, soy or processed sugar. However astragalus tea helps me with those problems. However, I have only used the liquid tea form made from tea bags. While the other kinds may work I have not tried them.
I get the tea in bags and simply microwave the water in a mug, put the tea bag in the mug, let it steep and drink. I actually tend to drink three cups daily as that is the magic number to keep me healthy. However I use the same tea bag for all three cups. Call my thrifty or non-wasteful. I just don’t like to use more than I need and reusing the tea bag seems to work OK for me. I like to drink it at night when I’m relaxing. In fact as I write this article I have a cup on the table in front of me.
It is a bad for me for me if I don’t have my tea as it is similar to having a cold. My airways get stuffy and it is harder to breath. I used to just live with the problem as I dislike prescription medication. I guess I am sort of a hippie in that respect but I know I love my tea. It should be noted though that I still have mucus in my system I just, for lack of a better phrase, sneeze it out. I’d rather sneeze it out every morning than let it sit in my sinuses. I guess that makes it an astringent.
I also seem to be healthier when I drink the tea so that’s pretty cool. I still get sick now and then but not like I did when I was younger. I love this tea and my life is much better with it than without it. Many believe it is full of anti-oxidants and is an immune booster. I believe it is too as I feel much better with it.
You can find the tea on places like ebay or amazon. You may also want to check your local health food store or other sites online specifically for healthy teas like this one.
Now don’t stop taking your prescriptions because I mentioned this and don’t do anything rash. It would be a good idea to check with your physician before trying something major.
I hope you get as much benefit from the tea as I do!
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