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Dang Gui


Also Known As:
European Angelica, Garden Angelica, Root of the Holy Ghost, Wild Angelica.
Angelica archangelica, synonym Archangelica officinalis; Angelica atropurpurea, Angelica sylvestris; Angelica curtisi; Angelica rosaefolia; Angelica pubescens.
Family: Apiaceae/Umbelliferae.




Dang Gui                Properties: SWEET, BITTER, ACRID - WARM                     Dosage: 6-18g.

Chinese                         Meridian: LIVER, LUNG, KIDNEY

Angelica Root        -tonifies blood – regulates menses due to blood deficiency

                         -invigorates/harmonize blood – disperse cold – alleviate pain

                                -moistens intestines – unblocks bowels

                        -reduce swellings – expel pus – generate flesh



Also Used For:

Orally, Dang Gui / Angelica root is used for loss of appetite, gastrointestinal spasms, feeling of fullness, and flatulence.
Topically, Dang Gui / Angelica root is used to create warmth in neuralgia and rheumatism, and is used for skin disorders. It is also used as part of a multi-ingredient preparation for treating premature ejaculation.
Historically, Dang Gui / Angelica root has been used to promote menstrual flow, as an abortifacient, antiseptic, expectorant, diuretic, and as a cure for the plague.



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