AKA: Huang Qi or Chinese Milk Vetch Root. This rare and unusual herb is a herbaceous perennial herb native to southeast Asia. The vetch like foliage is aromatic, covered with clusters of pea-like flowers (yellow, white, orange tubular) and makes a lovely ground cover. This wonderful plant acts as a green manure, enriching the soil with nitrogen.
Astragalus membranaceus is well-known for its medicinal qualities, and is a safe and effective adaptogenic. It aids in digestion and promotes the immune system. It is used to treat exhaustion, food allergies, depression and eliminates excess fluids in the body.