Astragalus root is also commonly known as astragalus membranaceus or Huang Qi. This healing plant is native to China and harvested after 4 years of plant growth for maximum potency. Astragalus is one of the best known herbs to enhance vital life energy or prana, promoting longevity and good health. In magic it has been used for protection and energy. The root is light colored and slightly sweet with a nutty scent. Sold in 1 ounce quantities.