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  • Writer's pictureApril Enriquez

Immunity Enhancing Soup with Astragalus Root (Huang Qi)

Updated: Feb 18, 2022

Astragalus Root/Huang Qi

This herb supports your immune system while assisting the body in adapting to daily stress. Astragalus root, Milk-Vetch root or Huang Qi is a foundational herb used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It promotes healthy resistance from the occasional physical & emotional stressors and it also supports healthy immune functions.


1 1/2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil

2 large onions, thinly sliced

3-6 garlic cloves, crushed

1-2 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced

4-6 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stemmed & thinly sliced

2 large carrots, thinly sliced

3-4 pieces astragalus root

10 cups vegetable stock

2 tablespoons tamari or low sodium soy sauce

Salt & Black pepper (to taste)

2 cups broccoli florets

1/2 cup chopped scallions

How to prepare:

  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat, add the onions, garlic & ginger

  2. Sauté until soft & translucent

  3. Add shiitake mushrooms, carrots, astragalus root & vegetable stock

  4. Bring to a low boil, reduce heat & simmer for 45-60 minutes

  5. Add tamari & adjust the seasoning with salt as needed

  6. Add the broccoli florets & cook until tender, about 2 minutes

  7. Remove the astragalus root pieces

  8. Serve soup in bowls & garnish with scallions

Have you used or cooked with astragalus before?

If you haven’t yet, I encourage you to try this recipe.

Let us know about your experience in the comments below.

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Source: Acupuncture Media Works

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