Astra Isatis(Astragalus & Isatis )(90 tabs)

Astra Isatis(Astragalus & Isatis )(90 tabs)
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Astra Isatis(Astragalus & Isatis )(90 tabs)


Internal: 3 tablets, 3 times daily
90 tablets, 750 mg, 10 day supply


Isatis extract leaf & root Da Qing Ye & Ban Lan Gen
Astragalus root Huang Qi
Bupleurum root Chai Hu
Laminaria leaf Kun Bu
Codonopsis root Dang Shen
Epimedium leaf Yin Yang Huo
Lycium fruit Gou Qi Zi
Dioscorea root Shan Yao
Broussonetia fruit Chu Shi Zi
Ligustrum fruit
White Atractylodes rhizome Bai Zhu
Licorice root Gan Cao

Formula Rationale

Astra Isatis combines Isatis (Da Qing Ye/Ban Lan Gen), an herb with strong anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties, with Qi, Yin and Yang tonics. The formula is designed for patients with weak constitutions who are prone to many infections. The cooling and warming properties of the herbs are balanced in Astra Isatis to provide long-term therapy for chronic viral infections which tend to exhaust the Qi and Yang. The formula contains herbs that help calm an overactive metabolism and inhibit the agitating effects of pathogenic organisms. It includes spleen and kidney tonic herbs chosen for their immune enhancing properties and their ability to reduce inflammations. Laminaria (Kun Bu) regulates the thyroid and resolves lymphatic congestion. Bupleurum (Chai Hu) invigorates liver Qi and is used in the treatment of prolonged infections. Astragalus (Huang Qi), Codonopsis (Dang Shen), White Atractylodes (Bai Zhu) and Dioscorea (Shan Yao) strengthen the spleen, and have immune enhancing properties according to western research. Epimedium (Yin Yang Huo) tonifies kidney Yin and Yang. Lycium (Gou Qi Zi) nourishes kidney Yin. Licorice (Gan Cao) tonifies the adrenal gland and has detoxifying properties.

Therapeutic Actions(for the reference of health professionals or practitioners ONLY)

Serves as an immune system tonic for chronic viral infections and inflammations accompanied by fatigue, facial flushing, agitation, and lymphatic swelling. Useful for chronic fatigue syndrome, Herpes simplex, HIV, hepatitis.

Chinese Therapeutic Effects(for the reference of health professionals or practitioners ONLY)

Tonifies Qi, Yin, and Yang
Clears Phlegm

Clinical Notes(for the reference of health professionals or practitioners ONLY)

1.If taken in large dosage at the first sign of a herpes outbreak, the formula can prevent its occurrence, i.e. 9 tablets, 2 to 3 times a day
2.Used in a study on immune system enhancement at John Bastyr Naturopathic College in Seattle, Washington
3.May be useful in chronic gum and throat infections

Additional Formulas(for the reference of health professionals or practitioners ONLY)

*If additional spleen and kidney Qi tonics are necessary, add Astra 8 or Astra Essence.
*For immune system enhancement, compare with Astra 8, which is a more warming formula.
*If dryness occurs with use of Astra Isatis, consider adding Nine Flavor Tea.

Disclaimer: Statements on this site are provided for informational purposes and are not meant to substitute for the advice provided by your practitioners. You should not use the information contained herein for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease,or prescribing any medication. If you have a medical problem, promptly contact your health care provider.