Astragalus (Huang Qi)
Astragalus (Radix Astragali) is one of the best herbs to support our immune system, especially during these stressful times. Astragalus had been used for centuries in Traditional Chinese Medicine to stimulate the immune system and fight disease. Astragalus root is believed to tonify energy, induce diuresis, relieve edema and nourish blood. It may also replenish bodily fluids and help relieve pain. It also helps the body in different ways:
- treating cold and upper respiratory infections;
- preventing flue and viruses, fighting bacterial infections and inflammations;
- helps digestion and protects the liver;
- lessen some chemotherapy symptoms;
Codonopsis (Dang Shen)
Codonopsis root (Codonopsis pilosula) is one of the most famous and widely used energy tonic herbs. It invigorates the immune system and most famous in China as a blood building herb. Being a major immune system tonic, Dang Shen is very mild and without any side effects, yet it is a superb and potent Qi tonic. It is also an excellent herb for children and famous for its powerful strengthening effects, especially for the digestive, respiratory and immune systems. Codonopsis root is similar to Ginseng, but gentler. Being rich in polysaccharides, it is very useful in supporting the immune systems of older people as well.
Licorice (Gan Cao)
Chinese liquorice, (Glycyrrhiza uralensis Fisch.) is one of the most prescribed herbs in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Gancao is famous for its immune-modulating mechanism. One important component of liquorice is glycyrrhizin, which works as an anti-inflammatory and antiviral, inhibiting the breakdown of cortisol.
Gan Can has traditionally been used to treat cough, dyspnea (shortness of breath) and sore throats. It is also famous in relieving toxicity, healing sores, ulcers, and swollen pain in throat due to heat toxin. It is also skilled in relieving painful spasm. It is such a widely used herb, it has been used to treat various conditions ranging from IBS to tuberculosis.
Dr Chang’s immune boost formula (IBF) is STRICTLY for Body Types 3 and 4. Please read the article of Dr. Jimmy Chang to find out your body type HERE. The formula comes as a powdered extract and can be easily dissolved in warm water.