Astralagus Root: Flavor Profile
Astralagus has been used for countless generations in China. It’s added to soup recipes and made into a decoction for immune boosting teas. It’s also used as a restorative tonic to increase energy and stamina. This Chinese root is slightly sweet with a mild earthy flavor, which makes it a great addition to your next batch of homemade chai.
Our gourmet astralagus root comes directly from the harvesters in China who grow, cut, and dry this healthful herb. We hand select and package each small batch and send them out while still fresh for your flavorful, most soothing and potent immune support.
- Burma Spice gourmet astralagus root is 100% pure Astralagus membranaceus, harvested by expert farmers in China where it loves to grow. They send us the freshly cut and dried root for your immune-boosting, antioxidant teas, decoctions, and broths.
- Astralagus root has been known for centuries among Chinese herbalists to strengthen the immune system and increase energy. Make a decoction by simmering 1 TBS dried root and 2 cups water for 20 minutes. Or add to daylong simmer soups or soup bases.
- This adaptogenic herb, also known as huang qi, is mild, earthy, and a little bit sweet. It’s antioxidant properties help strengthen your body’s natural defenses by sealing uninvited bugs out and bolstering your body’s immunity when taken regularly.
- We hand package each batch of freshly dried astralagus root to seal in all of its potent antioxidant and adaptogenic properties. Taste the fresh difference! Test our customer satisfaction guarantee (or money back), and be prepared to fall in love.
Cooking with Astralagus Root
Chinese households have used sliced or powdered astralagus root for over 2,000 years as a Qi tonic, and to tonify the lungs and spleen.
You can simmer astralagus peices in water for 20 minutes or longer to make an antioxidant tea, or add it to your pot of simmering soup broth.
Try your astralagus root in these recipe ideas:
Decoction: make a decoction by combining 1 – 2 pieces of astralagus root to 2 cups of water and simmering in a small covered saucepan for 20 minutes or longer. Strain the liquid and drink warm.
Teas: make a decoction (above) and then add in your favorite herbs and spices to create a lovely tea, or drink it on its own. Make homemade chai by combining chai spices, fresh ginger root, and 1 – 2 pieces of astralaus to a saucepan with 2 cups water. Simmer for at least 20 minutes. Fish out the roots and add your favorite milk and sweetener to taste.
Soups: add to your next long-simmered soup or broth base. You can even make a tasty miso with astralagus by adding 4 – 6 pieces of the root to your other miso broth ingredients. Simmer for 15 – 20 minutes before removing the astralagus (and kombu) and adding the finishing touches to your soup.
We look forward to hearing about how you use your astralagus root. Put some in your cart now and share your ideas in the comments below.