Astragalus Tincture

Ingredients: Certified Organic Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus) (fresh and dried root) (100% Domestic USA Grown)

Other Ingredients: Certified Organic Pure Grain Alcohol, Spring Water

Benefit: Promotes healthy immune function*

Safety Consideration: Pregnant women avoid. Avoid use during acute infections.  

About Astragalus: Beds of astragalus plants grow in Avena's biodynamic gardens. This leguminous herb benefits the soil by fixing nitrogen and improving overall soil health. In autumn, Avena's gardeners dig many yellow-colored astragalus roots when the plants are three to four years old. Long revered in Traditional Chinese Medicine, this sweet, nourishing root maintains healthy immune and digestive functions, strengthens depleted immune and respiratory functions, helps the body be more resilient in adapting to environmental and emotional stressors, improves integrity of one’s energetic boundary, and encourages a person to stand tall and meet life’s challenges with presence and inner strength. 

Biodynamics: Agriculture in Service of the Earth and Humanity

Biodynamic Agriculture is a holistic, ecological, and ethical approach to gardening and farming — one that we at Avena Botanicals have been practicing since 1998.

Around the world, people are studying and applying Biodynamic principles and practices in gardens, farms, and orchards to support the Earth’s healing and resilience. Based on the work of philosopher and scientist Dr. Rudolf Steiner, Biodynamics has continued to evolve and grow since 1924. From seed to bottle, we are dedicated to caring for our garden... soil, trees, medicinal plants, pollinators, each other, and you, with integrity, respect, and love.

Biodynamic Principles and Practices:

  • Views the soil and farm (or garden) as living organisms.
  • Places significant attention on soil health and plant, pollinator, and animal diversity.
  • Enhances compost, soil, and plant vitality through specific Biodynamic preparations.
  • Biodynamic fertility is generated from within the farm, reducing reliance on imported organic amendments and fertilizers.
  • Consciously works with seasonal, solar, and lunar rhythms.
  • Supports seed integrity and diversity (saving seeds, using only organic and Biodynamic seeds, favoring open-pollinated and heirloom varieties).
  • Approaches pests and diseases holistically (seeking to understand underlying imbalances and shift farming practices to bring the whole farm into balance).
  • Biodynamic farmers treat animals with the utmost respect.
  • Encourages the gardener/farmer to cultivate daily awareness and mindfulness practices, staying inwardly and outwardly attuned to the spirit of the farm & farmer.
  • Biodynamic certification upholds standards of agricultural integrity, ecological diversity, and social responsibility, far surpassing USDA Organic standards. Join with us in supporting holistic agriculture committed to regenerative ways of thinking, working, and living.

*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.