Synonyms: Astragalus adscendens Boiss. & Hausskn.
English Name: Astragalus Manna
Other Names in English: Gaz of Khunsar, Gazangabin, Persian Manna
Astragalus Manna is a type of manna that is caused by the activity of insects called Cyamophila Dicora and Cyamophila Astragalicola on the leaves and young stems of a species called Astragalus Adcendens.
This insect sucks the sap grown from the branches and young leaves of this species and after a series of reactions, expels it from its body. This excreted substance is the Astragalus Manna, which remains as a white paste-like substance on the branches and leaves of the plant and becomes hard and slightly yellowish due to contact with air.
This manna has a very sweet taste.
The best Astragalus Manna is white and transparent, very sweet, clean and without leaves and thorns, and has large pieces.
About 40% Tannic acid, about 50% Sucrose, about 20% Laevulose, about 20% Dextrose.
Temperament: It is hot and dry and some consider it moderate.
1- It is laxative, astringent and expectorant. It is useful for relieving shortness of breath and hoarseness.
2- Dissolve 18 grams of it in warm water and drink. Relieves coldness of the stomach.
3- To treat a baby’s stomach ache caused by coldness, boil 46 grams of it with 46 grams of Oak manna, then strain it and gradually give it to the child spoon by spoon.
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