Putting things in their place
Q: A few sources have said that the herb astralagus may be used to correct organ prolapse. Does that include the uterus?
Dr. Wright: For those readers that may not be familiar with it, prolapse occurs when an organ slips out of place within the body. The use of astragalus for organ prolapse comes from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
In TCM, astragalus is used for a variety of prolapse syndromes, including a prolapsed uterus. For this application, the root is taken by decoction (simmering in hot water) and the typical dose is between 10 to 30 grams per day.