Angelica Dahurica ( 白芷 ) ...Chinese Herb ...

Latin Plant Name

Angelica Dahurica

Pinyin Mandarin Name

Bai Zhi

Common English Name

Angelica Dahurica

Part of Plant Used

Root

Nature

Warm

Taste

Acrid

Meridians Entered

Lungs, Stomach

Common Usages

This herb is most often used in formulas to treat headaches or toothaches; also used to treat symptoms of upper-body congestion, sinus headache, and acute acne and itching (TCM: strong external wind-cold injury). Also used for its drying effects in treating symptoms of leukorrhea with white or pink vaginal discharge.

Traditional Usages and Functions

Expels wind and alleviates pain; reduces swelling and expels pus; expels dampness and alleviates discharge; opens nasal passages.

Common Formulas Used In

Agastache; Clematis and Stephania; Gnidium and Tea; Corydalis Tuber; Xanthium and Magnolia.

Processing Required

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Remarks

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Cautions in Use

This herb is very drying and should be used carefully where there are sores that are already draining well, or where there is a Blood or Yin deficiency.



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