Astragalus Chai Tea


For 1 person

  • 40 g astragalus root 
  • 1tablespoon dried orange peel
  • 2teaspoons ginger, minced
  • ½ tablespoon cinnamon,broken
  • ½ teaspoon whole black peppercorns
  • 2green cardamom, pods
  • 2whole cloves 
  • 2½ cups of water


  • In a medium-sized pot, cover all ingredients with the water
  • Bring it to boil 3 minutes
  • Filter and drink

Recommended daily portion

Drink this whole amount of tea in two times to cover your Astragalus daily intake. You can also increase the quantity of Astragalus root up to 240 g with sufficient water to drink your tea in 4 times.

This preparation has the advantage of combining two plants with known hypoglycaemic effects: ginger and cinnamon.

Preparation and dosage

Astragalus is traditionally used as a strong decoction, made from boiling the dried root in water for a long time. The tea (decoction) dose used to manage diabetes ranges from 20 g twice a day to 60 g four times a day. Start with 40 g/day, which can be increased, according to outcome, up to 240 g/day.

Proven health benefits of Astragalus

Astragalus improves visual acuity and fundus manifestations in patients with diabetic retinopathy.

Recipes with Astragalus

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