The root of Astragalus membranaceus, an herb that grows in northern China, has been used for over 2000 years to strengthen the body as a whole. Astragalus is believed by people of the Far East to support metabolic functions and strengthen muscle. One of the most important herbs in the world, Astragalus root has been recognized as a superb and potent tonic by modern researchers. Astragalus is said to have an effect on the “surface” of the body. Astragalus promotes healthy skin. As an energizer, Astragalus is beneficial in particular to everyone, especially those who tend to be physically active and require abundant external energy. An important effect of Astragalus is in its ability to fortify the “Upright Qi,” which helps support our posture.