Dr. Joseph D. Denis - BS; OMD; Dipl. acu (NCCAOM); ND.
ASTRAGALUS FORMULA(Huang Qi JiaZhong Tang) is also known as " Astragalus Decoction to Construct the Middle" because it builds the qi of the spleen and the stomach or " middle qi". It is a major pediatric tonic formula used for children with delicate constitutions or who have chronic ear infections.  Ingredients: - Maltosum(Barley Malt Sugar/Yi Tang) 32.3% - Paeoniae Radix, Alba(Chinese White Peoney/Bai Shao) 19.4% - Cinnamomi Ramulus( Cassia, Cinnamon Twig/Gui Zhi) 9.7% Zingiberis Rhizoma Recens(Fresh Ginger/Sheng Jiang) 9.7% - Jujubae Frustus(Jujube Fruit, Chinese Red Date/Hong Zo, Da Zao) 9.7% - Astragali Radix(Astragalus/ Huang Qi) 6.4% - Glycyrrhizae Radix Preparata (Chinese Licorice Root, honey-fried/Zhi Gan Cao) 6.4% - Atractylodis Macrocephalae Rhizoma(White Atractylodes Rhizome/Bai Zhu) 6.4%.        Chinese Medical Actions: Warms and supplements the middle burner, dispels cold, supplements qi.  CONTRAINDICATIONS: Do not use with signs of heat, with heat from yin deficiency, or in cases with abdominal distension.