Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Astragalus: Herb and Spice Awareness Month

In this crazy world, sometimes it's easy to think that illness and suffering runs rampant and there's nothing that can be done, and that G-d is completely out of the picture.

When in fact, G-d's nature is bursting with powerful subastances that are meant to heal us and keep us healthy.

The problem lies when our health vocabulary is limited, and we aren't aware that these G-dly gifts exist and are at our disposal.

What herb is on my mind? You guessed it: Astragalus (Huang Chi root)

Used frequently in Traditional Chinese Medicine, this herb has been known to boost the immune system. As an adaptogen, it helps the body to cope and adapt to various stresses. It strengthens digestion, improves adrenal gland function, and aids in heart health.

The sticks/pieces of the dried root can be added to soups or stews, or boiled to make a tea.

I throw it in a pot with a cinnamon stick, make myself a brew, say the blessing on the tea, and kick back with a good book. What an easy way to get healthy...

G-d bless!!

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