Angelica Du Huo ( 獨活 ) ...Chinese Herb...

Latin Plant Name

Angelica Pubescens

Pinyin Mandarin Name

Du Huo

Common English Name

Angelica Du Huo

Part of Plant Used



Mildly warm


Bitter, acrid

Meridians Entered

Kidney, Bladder

Common Usages

This herb is used in formulas to treat pain in lower back and legs due to exposure to wind, cold, and dampness (TCM: external wind, external cold, and external damp conditions), and to treat symptoms of headaches from colds, pain in lower abdomen, and sore knees and lower back (TCM: external wind and external damp).

Traditional Usages and Functions

Expels wind dampness and alleviates pain; also combined with other herbs to treat Blood stagnation.

Common Formulas Used In

Tian Man and Eucommia; Tu-Huo and Loranthus.

Processing Required




Cautions in Use

Do not use with deficient-Yin heat signs or with deficient Blood with obstruction.

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