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Related to huang qi: astragalus
astragalusA herb which contains betaine, choline, essential fatty oils, glycosides, saponins and vitamin A.
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.
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