Astragalus Decoction
Huang qi (astragalus) is famous for stimulating the immune system as well as the digestion.
Huang qi (astragalus) is famous for stimulating the immune system as well as the digestion.

Alternative Names

  • Huang Qi Tang

Sometimes, you simply haven’t got the “umph” to push out your stools. This is the formula specifically for this condition.

It isn’t a purgative, there is no irritating the intestines to stimulate the bowel movement, rather this is a gentle formula that is taken over time at a low dosage to address the digestive functions while at the same time gently moisturizing the intestines to help guide out the poop.

One of the key ingredients in this formula is Bai Zhu atractylodes which has been shown by research in China to be particularly effective for this unique kind of constipation.

This constipation is unique in that it arises with a sort of lack of strength in bearing down. Another unique symptom of the pattern that this formula addresses is that one can feel fatigued after passing a bowel movement, even to the point of passing out.


Zhi Huang Qi 炙黃蓍 honey fried astragalus root, milkvetch root, Astragali Radix

  • Huang qi strengthens the digestive functions. It’s good for the immune system and Lung functions too. can’t really go wrong with this herb.

Ren Shen 人蔘 ginseng root Radix Panax Ginseng made from real ginseng

  • Another herb (and a famous one at that) to stimulate the efficiency of the digestion resulting in more muscle strength down at the end of the line where it is required to push out.

Chao Bai Zhu 炒白术 toasted white atractylodes Radix Atractylodes Macrocephalae

  • The ancients considered the Huang Qi to be the most important herb in this formula, however modern research kind of favors this chao (toasted) bai zhu (atractylodes) for this qi deficiency type constipation where you simply don’t have enough strength to push out.

Chen Pi 陳皮 aged tangerine peel, citrus Citri reticulatae Pericarpium

  • This herb regulates the qi in the abdomen. Put into more familiar terms, it regulates the intestinal movements, which is what is lacking in a case of constipation. However because just about any problem in the intestines can cause gurgling and what we call “dampness”, this herb is often used to prevent dampness from becoming a problem as well. In practice, we use it for bloating and gurgling.

Huo Ma Ren 火麻仁 hemp seeds, canabis seeds, linum Semen Canibis

  • This herb is used to lubricate the intestines, helps things slide through more easily. There is no psychogenic functions in marijuana seeds. None at all.

Dang Gui 當歸 tangkuei, Chinese angelica root Radix Angelicae Sinensis [supports pregnancy]

  • Dang gui also helps to lubricate the intestines. We call it a blood tonic. Blood is considered to be one of two lubricating substances for the poop in Chinese medicine. The other is “yin” (or body fluids) which is what the huo ma ren above generates.
Adult Dosage
    Eagle Herbs is now supplying a 2 gram “little spoon”. (Please wash and dry before using.)
    An “average dose” is 10 grams per day of the granules. This means 5 “little spoons” or 20 capsules each day. Each capsule is 1/2 gram. 
    A Big Dosage for Short-lived but intense issues: 3 little spoons (12 capsules) twice a day.
    A Smaller Dosage for Lingering low-grade concerns: 2 little spoons (8 capsules) twice a day. 
    If you are very sensitive to medicines: start out low (1/2 little spoon or 2 capsules) once per day, and raise the dosage each day.
    We find that people find the right dosage for themselves. We don’t know your body weight, your sensitivity etc… So take what feels good for you and you get the results you are looking for. Many people get great results with taking less. 

Your order will last approximately this long:

  • 50 grams powder (capsules only): 4 to 14 days.
  • 100 grams powder (capsules or powder): 8 to 25 days
  • 200 grams powder (powder only): 19 to 56 days
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Availability status: in stock

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