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Angelica Root (Angelica Sinensis (Oliv.) Diels)
Dec 13, 2017


Introduction

Angelica Root, commonly known as dong quai or "female ginseng" is a herb from the Angelica Sinensis (Oliv.) Diels family Umbelliferae. Angelica sinensis grows in cool high altitude mountains in China, like Gansu, Shanxi and ect.cites. The yellowish brown root of the plant is harvested in fall and is a well-known Chinese medicine used over thousands of years. The root is dud at the end of autumn, whose fibrous root is removed, dried with mind fire, cut into pieces and used crudely or stir-baked with wine for medication.

 


Medicinal Properties and Actions

Medicinal Properties: Sweet and pungent in flavor, warm in nature and attributive to the liver, heart and spleen meridians.

Actions: Nourish the Blood, promote blood circulation, relieve pain and moisten the intestine.

 

And kindly remind Contraindicated in the cases with domination of dampness and fullness in the middle energizer and diarrhea.

 


Application

 There are 5 different applications as usual, and the latest study finds the sixth application, detail as below:

1)    Indicate for blood deficiency syndromes such as sallow complexion, pale lips, dizziness, palpitation and whitish nails.

2)    Use for irregular menstruation, amenorrhea and dysmenorrheal.

3)    Use for various pains due to blood stasis or Bi-syndrome with pain due to wind-damp.

4)    Use for large carbuncle and pyocutaneous disease.

5)    Use in patients with constipation due to blood deficiency and dryness of the intestine.

6)    Play a therapeutic role for asthma with Yin deficiency syndrome and improved airway inflammation