Ron Teeguarden Ginseng & Astragalus
Ginseng & Astragalus Combination has classically been called the "King of Combinations." It is a giant among tonic formulations and is the premier energy tonic of Chinese tonic herbalism. It is traditionally said to promote the production and circulation of Qi, strengthen the digestive system and improve nutrient assimilation, fortify the immune system, to improve posture and the position of the organs. It is also used as an excellent blood tonic. It is used as a tonic by anyone wishing to tonify or maintain a high level of Qi and especially by those who are recovering from a chronic or acute illness or surgery.
Primary Traditional Functions
Tonifies Qi, ascends Yang, nurtures the Spleen, nourishes the blood, fortifies the immune system
Who Can Use This Formula
Men and women who need strong tonification of Qi
Ginseng & Astragalus Combination supports the energy of weak people, restores energy to people who have exhausted themselves, helps to restore immune function in those who have debilitated their immune system and have developed chronic illnesses. It is currently the formula of choice in Japan to protect and rebuild Qi in people undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy..
Ginseng & Astragalus Combination is primarily a Spleen tonic and secondarily a Qi harmonizing formulation. The Spleen, in Chinese herbalism, is responsible for the production of energy (Qi) from food. An inability to extract Qi from food may result in chronic fatigue, malaise, general weakness, reduced resistance to disease, anemia, loss of body weight, a tendency to lose blood (as in excessive menstrual bleeding) and easy bruising. The Spleen is also responsible for the circulation of moisture in the system. If Spleen Qi is weak, edema, excessive phlegm, diarrhea and abdominal bloating may result (a condition known as Spleen dampness). The Spleen is also responsible for maintaining the position of the organs. It does this by nurturing the "upright Qi," which flows upward. When Spleen Qi is weak the internal organs may prolapse, with conditions such as hemorrhoids, fallen uterus, varicose veins and hernia being common.
In this herbal combination Astragalus is the King herb. Astragalus invigorates the Spleen and the Lungs, promotes healthy skin and hair, strengthens the upright Qi and tonifies Wei (defense) Qi. Codonopsis, White Atractylodes, Astragalus, Licorice and Jujube are all Qi tonics that harmonize Spleen and Stomach function. Astragalus, Bupleurum and Cimicifuga support the upward moving Qi in the body reducing organ and membrane prolapse. Citrus breaks up stagnant digestive energy. Licorice allows the smooth flow of energy in the meridians and with Cimicifuga, Ginger(fresh) and Bupleurum clears toxins from the entire organism. Jujube and Licorice harmonize all the herbs in the formula allowing them to act as a cohesive unit.
Bupleurum and Dang Gui enter the liver and allow the liver to harmonize its function with the Spleen. They also release muscle tension and improve blood circulation. Bupleurum and Cimicifuga are cooling herbs which resolve surface skin heat ailments such as acne, carbuncles and furuncles.
Dang Gui, Jujube, Astragalus and Codonopsis all help support the bodies ability to manufacture blood from proper dietary intake.
Ginger (fresh) and Citrus peel, relieve energy stagnation, especially in the digestive tract and can help to relieve nausea and vomiting. Astragalus, Codonopsis, White Atractylodes and Licorice strengthen the defensive energy (immune function) or Wei Qi of the body. Ginger(fresh), Citrus peel and Cimicifuga are herbs that help to resolve and clear phlegm. Cimicifuga and Bupleurum, while not being yang herbs themselves, allow the natural flow of Yang Qi to rise in the body.
Chronic use of medicinal herbs (especially those that are cold, bitter, fire-purging herbs and surface-active agents) weaken the Spleen and can cause indigestion, bloating and diarrhea. In this case, a Spleen tonic such as Ginseng & Astragalus Combination would be excellent.
Ginseng & Astragalus Combination supports the energy of weak people, returns energy to people who have exhausted themselves, helps to restore immune function in those who have debilitated their immune system and have developed chronic exhaustion. It is currently the formula of choice in Japan to protect and rebuild Qi in people undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. Ginseng & Astragalus Combination helps to strengthen the upright energy of the body relieving prolapse and keeping the internal organs in their proper place. And it is a fabulous formula to promote the digestive function of the system.
Please note throughout history in China and in many areas Ginseng wasn't always available. Codonopsis is believed to have an action similar to that of Ginseng, but milder. It is often used in place of Ginseng in formulas that actually call for Ginseng to be used as a main Qi tonic, especially when the purpose of the formula is to invigorate the Spleen and Lung functions. This is totally acceptable in the Chinese herbal system. Therefore although this formula is named Ginseng & Astragalus, Codonopsis is used in place of Ginseng.
Other Ingredients: Vegetarian capsules (Pullulan caps 100% natural, water-soluble polysaccharide produced through a fermentation process; vegetable origin; non-GMO; no starch, preservative or chemical modifications; gluten free.), rice powder.
3 Capsules 2 times per day or as directed by your health care practitioner.
Each bottle contains 100 vegetarian capsules, 500 milligrams each.