Thursday, January 11, 2018

Astragulus Wine Recipes

Astragulus served in wine has a long history in Western Herbalism.

Pliny the Elder recommended astragulus in red wine as a remedy for scurvy.
William Salmon 

  • The Decoction of the Root of the Milk Vetch inWine. 
  • It is Astringent, and Galen says, it stops Fluxes, and provokes Ulrine.

How to use wine as a tincture - see Investigate Botanical Power Let Food Be Your Medicine
Wine with infused botanicals is called Medicated Wine
Points to remember when creating a compound formula 

  • Additive or Compound solutions include the botanicals involved and also the menstruum. 
  • Astragalus is Hot and Dry in the first degree.
  • Wine is Hot and Dry in the second degree. 
  • White wine is diuretic.
  • Red wine is astringent.

Simple Astragalus Wine Tea 

  • Take an 8-ounce cup
  • Add
  • 6 ounces of warm water
  • 1-2 ounces of astragalus macerated wine.

Astragalus Powder in Wine
  • Take 1/2 teaspoon (2 grams) of Astragalus powder
  • Add to wine of choice.
  • (Note: Historically, the wine was diluted with twice as much water.) 
  • Drink 2 times a day (Morning and Evening).

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Astragalus Botanical Benefits

Astragalus - Dioscorides
Astragalus sp. healing powers appear in Greek medicine, Western Botanical tradition, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Unani Tibb and Ayurveda systems.
Modern research has noted that astragalus lengthens telomeres. Telomeres are the caps at the end of each strand of DNA. Shortened telomeres speed up the effects of aging.
Valued medicinal properties of astragalus are restorative, vulnerary (healing), anti-inflammatory, and immunostimulant. A complete list of astragalus virtues appears in the introductory post.
Qualities of Astragalus are Hot and Dry in the first degree.
Hot in the first degree means the botanical warms the too cool body temperament and warms the pores.
Dry in the first degree, the purpose strengthen the body.
The goal—attain a healthy temperate balanced state.