Astragalus root has been used in China for centuries, where it is still commonly used to prepare restorative teas and tonics. Sometimes known as Syrian Tragacanth and Gum Dragon, astragalus root is also used in cooking to add a sweet, earthy flavor to soups, broths and stews, while the powdered root is mixed into foods or encapsulated as a supplement.
Astragalus Root Powder, 1/4lb
Astragalus root, also known as milk vetch and huáng qí; (yellow leader), belongs to the bean family of plants. The powdered root, which tastes slightly sweet, is sprinkled on hot foods and blended into beverages.