huang qi

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A herb which contains betaine, choline, essential fatty oils, glycosides, saponins and vitamin A.
Chinese medicine
Used for its cardiotonic and diuretic effects, and for adrenal insufficiency, anorexia, bronchitis, cancer, colds, chronic fatigue, diabetes, diarrhoea, hepatitis, hypertension, immune deficiency, organ prolapse, profuse sweating and weakness of extremities.
Fringe oncology
Astragalus is said to be useful in managing cancer by boosting immunity.

Western herbal medicine
In Western herbology, astragalus has been used as a digestive tonic, to enhance immunity, and for managing AIDS, cancer, chronic fatigue and the common cold

huang qi (hwäng· chē),

n root of
Astragalus; used in traditional Chinese medicine for lowering blood pressure, promoting vasodilation, protecting the liver and regulating blood glucose levels.
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Zhang and Lu, within this formula, Huang Qi, Bai Zhu, Can Cao, and Shan Yao {sic, Radix Dioscoreae) boost the spleen and stomach and supplement the lung qi.
A similar progression of disease is mentioned in the Neijing Suwen, when the Yellow Emperor Huang Qi is told by the great scholar Qi Bo, "When it [a pathogen] remains in the body for a long period of time, the pathogenic factor will transform, internalize, and stagnate to the point where the flow of qi is impaired, top to bottom, side to side, or between yin and yang.
If there was dizziness and lack of strength, 30 grams each of Tai Zi Shen (Radix Pseudostellariae) and Huang Qi (Radix Astragali) and 10 grams of Zi He Che (Placenta Hominis) were added.
If there is constipation, add Huang Qi (Radix Astragali), 9g, and Huo Ma Ren (Semen Cannabis), 15g.