Botanical Name – Astragalus membranaceus
Chinese Name – HUANG QI
English Name – Milk Vetch
Astragalus membranaceus, commonly called Milk Vetch, is a flowering plant in the family Fabaceae. Found mostly in East Asia – China, Mongolia and Siberia. It is one of the 50 fundamental herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine.
Astragalus membranaceus is a perennial plant which can grow up to 0.3 m, preferring light, sandy and loamy well drained soils. It cannot grow in the shade. Generally flowering from June to August, the seeds ripen from July to September. Bees and butterflies are the main pollinators.
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Powdered herbs like Astragalus membranaceus / HUANG QI / Milk Vetch Root Powder are exactly that. We take high quality whole or cut herbs and process them using our powdering machine. Sometimes we source powdered herbs directly from our suppliers.
Using our powdering machine we can choose the size of the ground herb particle. This means we can produce everything from a course powder, which might be used in a herbal tea or infusion, to a very fine powder.
Powdered herbs like Astragalus membranaceus / HUANG QI / Milk Vetch Root Powder might be used by herbalists in the production of herbal capsules. Powdered herbs are also sometimes used in tincture or fluid extract production.