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Chinese immune system booster, heals burns and abscesses, offsets adverse effects of cancer therapy, protects the heart against viral damage

Astragalus, used as a tonic in traditional Chinese medicine since antiquity, is now finding its way to the shelves of American health food stores. Also called milk vetch, astragalus is a member of the legume, or bean, family. The sweet-tasting roots, which are the parts used medicinally, are black with a p