Huang qi, Astragali radix
Huang qi is a yang herb that tonifies the yang of the surface and interior.
Huang qi is a yin herb that nourishes earth and yin fluids.
Its core use is in raising the clear qi up to the lungs and heart so it can become blood and be transported out to the circulating yang.
It is the core taxation herb. It counters the collapse of yang and blood.
Huang qi tonifies the yang of the surface which is need to control the opening and closing of the pores.
Huang qi replaces the lost fluids due to excessive sweating of taxation.
Huang qi tonifies tai yin spleen and lung. It raises clear qi to the gathering qi of the chest while nourishing the clear qi.
Huang qi is being used to treat the surface in the formula huang qi gui zhi wu wu tang.
Huang qi gui zhi wu wu tang
huang qi 30 gui zhi 9 bai shao 9 sheng jiang 18 da zao 6
For blood impediment with dual debilitation of yin and yang, faint pulses at the inch opening and bar position, small and tight pulses at the cubit position, and the external sign of generalized numbness resembling that of wind impediment, huang qi gui zhi wu wu tang is indicated.
Huang qi is being used to treat taxation in the formula huang qi jian zhong tang, which is causing internal urgency or cramping.
Huang qi jian zhong tang
gui zhi 9 bai shao 18 sheng jiang 9 da zao 9 zhi gan cao 6 yi tang 30 huang qi 30
For deficiency taxation with internal urgency, and all kinds of insufficiency, huang qi jian zhong tang governs.
Huang qi is warm and sweet.
Chao huang qi, Dry fried huang qi is warmer than non-dry fried and therefore tonifies better.
Zhi huang qi, Honey dry fried huang qi is also warmer than non-dry fried and also much sweeter. Therefore it tonifies better and nourishes better.