Latin Name: Radix Angelicae Sinensis Common Name: Angelica root Scientific Name: Angelica sinensis (Oliv.) Diels Pinyin(Chinese) Name: dang gui
The root of Angelica sinensis (Oliv.) Diels, a perennial herbal plant of the Umbelliferae family. The medicinal part is used in raw form or processed with alcohol.
Where Does It Grow?
Angelica root is nowadays mainly cultivated supply from Gansu province.
Nature and Flavor
Angelica root is sweet, pungent and slightly bitter in flavors, warm in nature and manifests its therapeutic actions in theliver, heart and spleenmeridians.
Identified Active Components/ Major Chemical Constituents
Angelica root contains volatile oils such as ligustilid, angelicone, n-butylidene phthalide and carvacrol; water soluble components include freulic acid, butanedioic acid, nicotinic acid, adenine, stigmasterol-D-glucoside, vanillic acid and fluorescent gelsemine.
Drug actions in TCM
Angelica root replenishes and activates blood, regulates menstruation, stops pain and lubricates intestines.
Traditional Uses in TCM
Angelica root is a common ingredient for conditions like a sallow face, dizziness, palpitations, menstrual disorders, painful conditions, traumatic injuries, constipation, carbuncles and sores.