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).

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