Astraginos membranacea monograph is an encyclopedia of the astragalus species.
The species was named after a Chinese herbalist and botanist.
The genus name Astragonalos is derived from the Greek words “astragos” (great), “garnet” (blue) and “grapevine” (vine).
It is named after the astral goddess of beauty, Astragus, and the vine vine which is said to have the ability to heal wounds.
The plant is also called “tincture of Astragi,” or “torte of Astal.”
It is one of the most commonly used herbs for astringency and is also used to treat sore throat, rheumatism, and colds.
Astrragalos membrans is often sold in powdered form in the market place and has also been used to make tonics.