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AST 9007E

Astra 8 - Si Jun Zi Tang 270 caps
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AST 9007

Astra 8 - Si Jun Zi Tang 90 caps

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Astra 8™
Astragalus 8 Herbal Supplement
Si Jun Zi Tang



  • Wei qi (Defensive Energy) Weak

  • Limbs, Aching

  • Hypoglycemia

  • Fatigue - Spleen and lung qi deficiency

  • Emphysema - Spleen and lung deficiency

  • Cough - Lung qi deficiency

  • Breathing, Difficult - Lung and spleen deficiency

  • Asthma - Spleen and lung qi deficiency

  • Strengthen immunity

  • Qi tonic

  • Protect immunity

  • Poor memory

  • Mental fatigue

  • Lung qi deficiency

  • General tonic - anti-aging

  • Emphysema

  • Bronchitis - Weak lungs

Therapeutic Actions

1. Take for immune system enhancement and as an energy tonic. May be used for fatigue, systemic weakness, night sweats, adrenal deficiencies, chills, diarrhea, muscle aches, and inability to concentrate.
2. Has adaptogenic properties; helps the body adapt to stress
3. Useful for weak lungs


Chinese Therapeutic Effects

Tonify the lung, spleen, and kidney qi
Strengthen wei qi



Internal: 3 tablets BID to TID between meals
90 tablets, 750 mg, 15 day supply
270 tablets, 750 mg, 45 day supply

Contraindications: Warming tonic that may be too warm for some patients, reduce dosage or take an alternate formula



  • Schizandra fruit wu wei zi

  • Codonopsis root dang shen

  • Eleuthero root ci wu jia\

  • Red Ganoderma (reishi) fruiting body ling zhi

  • Ligustrum fruit nu zhen zi

  • Oryza sprout gu ya

  • Licorice root gan cao

  • Astragalus root huang qi

Formula Rationale

Astra 8 contains astragalus (huang qi), an herb that has been the subject of much research because of its immune enhancing ability. Astragalus has been shown to have significant antiviral activity. All of the herbs in the formula are Qi tonics that support astragalus with the intention of boosting the immune and energy systems. Ganoderma (ling zhi) is included for its immune enhancing effects. Schizandra (wu wei zi) combined with eleuthero root (ci wu jia) promote body energy and mental activity while protecting the liver from chronic viral infections. Codonopsis (dang shen), and licorice (gan cao) together treat immune deficiency and autoimmune disorders. Ligustrum (nu zhen zi) promotes circulation and removes toxins from the liver, and also has immune enhancing properties. Oryza (gu ya) as a digestant.


Clinical Notes

1. Astra 8 may be taken over a long period as an excellent daily tonic and immune regulator
2. The formula was used in the Immune Enhancement Project in San Francisco and in the Transfusion Safety Study at the Univ. of Miami in Florida
3. The herbs in the formula contain adaptogens which help alleviate a depressed immune system. For example, Astra 8 can be used as support therapy during cancer treatment.
4. Some of the herbs appear to have a homeostatic effect on the immune system: deficient immune function may be strengthened, or overactive immune responses may be calmed
5. While restoring the immune system, Astra 8 also benefits the cardiovascular system
6. Astra 8 may be used for chronic muscle pain due to Spleen deficiency
7. Has been used in the treatment of emphysema and other conditions with weak lung Qi


Additional Formulas

• For additional immune system and energy enhancement, take with Power Mushrooms
• When a cooler formula is necessary for immune problems, see Astra Isatis
Astra Essence tonifies yin, yang, Qi and blood


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