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
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We are deeply concerned by the sentencing of human rights activist and journalist Huang Qi to 12 years in prison.
Nine dissidents were named in the statement, including blind ''barefoot'' lawyer Chen Guangcheng who defended citizens against forced abortion, Aids activist Hu Jia, Huang Qi who founded the website that exposes human rights violations and Sichuan high school teacher Liu Shaokun who was sent to reeducation camp for publishing photos of collapsed school buildings after the recent earthquake in Sichuan Province.
Of these studies, we found that a combination of Huang qi (Radix Astragali seu Hedysari) and Da huang (Radix et Rhizoma Rhei), with tonifying and purging effects, respectively, appeared in a lot of TCM formulas and was reported to be effective for the diseases coexisting deiciency and excess syndromes such as CRF, which is consistent with TCM's basic treatment principles [2-4].
Modified BHD (BHD plus or minor few herbals) was also included, but the principal drug Radix Astragali (huang qi) must not be modified.
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." (7) Treatment and monitoring changes in disease progression between these two forms of medicine have some similarities in thought, even though there are centuries separating their great masters.
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.