INDIVIDUAL HERBS

Pharmaceutical Latin: Radix Angelicae Dahuricae
Common English: Angelica Root
White Angelica Root
Chinese Angelica Root
Taiwan Angelica Root
Dahurican Angelica Root
Herbs that Release the Exterior: Warm, Acrid Herbs that Release the Exterior (Wind-Cold Diaphoretics)
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Acrid
(Slightly sweet)
(Bitter)
Warm
Lung
Stomach
Spleen
(Large Intestine)
3-10g
Tincture: 2-4ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Expels Wind, eliminates Dampness, unblocks the nasal passages, dispels Cold and alleviates pain

External Wind-Cold patterns, especially with headache

Supra orbital pain, nasal congestion and toothache, arthritis

Any External Wind invasion of the Ying Ming channels of the head with a frontal headache

Reduces swelling, eliminates toxins and expels pus

Early-stage superficial sores, boils and carbuncles, pruritis

Expels Dampness, alleviates discharge and treats leukorrhea and diarrhea

Vaginal discharge due to Cold-Dampness in the Lower Jiao

CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Contraindicated during pregnancy.
  • Contraindicated for those with Blood Deficiency (very drying).
  • Contraindicated for those with vaginal discharge from Blood Heat.
  • Contraindicated for those with Yin Deficiency Fire (very drying).
  • Contraindicated for those with vaginal discharge from Yin Deficiency Fire.
  • Contraindicated in any case of vomiting due to Fire.
  • Contraindicated for those with febrile disorders.
  • Use caution and slowly discontinue use if pus drains smoothly from sores.
  • Large amounts may cause convulsions and general paralysis.
INCOMPATIBILITIES
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS
  • This herb may have an inhibitory effect on liver microsomal cytochrome P-450. Concurrent use of this herb may lead to increased plasma concentration of other drugs such as testosterone, tolbutamide, nifedipine, bufuralol and diazapam.

Rz. Ligustici
Gao Ben

Rx. Puerariae
Ge Gen

Hb. Asari
Xi Xin

 

Wind-Cold induced headaches, especially those at the vertex.

Wind-Cold trapped at the level of the muscles and interstices.

Wind-Cold induced headaches, sinus headaches, orbital headaches and toothache aggravated by cold air.

Rx. Platycodi
Jie Geng

Rx. Ligustici Chuanxiong
Chuan Xiong

Rx. Ligustici Chuanxiong
Chuan Xiong
Hb. Schizonepetae
Jing Jie
Fol. Perillae
Zi Su Ye

Ulcerated boils when pus has not been discharged.

Headache.

Wind-Cold headache.

Rx. Ligustici Chuanxiong
Chuan Xiong
Flos Chrysanthemi
Ju Hua
Tea Leaves

Rx. Glycyrrhizae
Gan Cao

Hb. Taraxaci
Pu Gong Ying
Fr. Trichosanthis
Gua Lou
Bul. Fritillariae
Chuan Bei Mu

Wind-Heat headache.

Ulcer pain.

Stomach ache.

Breast abscess, boils and carbuncles and skin diseases.

Hb. Asari
Xi Xin
Flos Magnoliae
Xin Yi Hua
Fr. Xanthii
Cang Er Zi

Rx. Scutellariae
Huang Qin

Gypsum
Shi Gao
Rz. Cimicifugae
Sheng Ma

Nasal congestion.

Wind-Heat headache.

Toothache due to Wind-Heat which is aggravated by Heat.

Cx. Phellodendri
Huang Bai
Sm. Plantaginis
Che Qian Zi
Rx. Sophorae Flavescentis
Ku Shen

Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui

 

Rx. Saposhnikoviae
Fang Feng
Rx. seu Rz. Notopterygii
Qiang Huo

Damp-Heat vaginal discharge.

Vaginal infections.

Wind-Cold with headache and stuffy nose.

Rx. et Rz. Notopterygii
Qiang Huo

Rx. Chuanxiong
Chuan Xiong
Flos Chrysanthemi
Ju Hua
Rx. Saposhnikoviae
Fang Feng

Fr. Trichosanthis
Gua Lou
Bul. Fritillariae
Bei Mu
Hb. Taraxaci
Pu Gong Ying

Wind-Cold Dampness causing fever, chills and headaches.

Headache (especially frontal) due to Wind.

Acute mastitis.

Fr. Trichosanthis
Gua Lou
Fr. Forsythiae
Lian Qiao

Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae
Bai Zhu
Poria
Fu Ling
Endoconcha Sepiae
Hai Piao Xiao

Fr. Xanthii
Cang Er Zi
Flos Magnoliae
Xin Yi Hua

Sores and swellings.

Cold-Damp leukorrhea.

Headache due to nasal congestion with thick putrid discharge.

Bul. Allii
Cong Bai
Sm. Sojae Preparata
Dan Dou Chi
Rz. Zingiberis Recens
Sheng Jiang

Bombyx Batryticatus
Jiang Can

Flos Lonicerae
Jin Yin Hua
Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui

Wind-Cold.

Frontal headache.

Early-stage sores and carbuncles.

Gypsum
Shi Gao
Hb. Taraxaci
Pu Gong Ying
Rx. Scutellariae
Huang Qin

Hb. Asari
Xi Xin

Rx. Aconiti Preparata
Zhi Chuan Wu

Rx. Ligustici Chuanxiong
Chuan Xiong
Gypsum
Shi Gao
Hb. Schizonepetae
Jing Jie
Rx. Saposhnikoviae
Fang Feng

Sinusitis and rhinitis with turbid, yellow nasal discharge and nasal obstruction due to Heat.

Headache with excessive Cold.

Headache with excessive Heat.

Rx. et Rz. Notopterygii
Qiang Huo

Ram. Cinnamomi
Gui Zhi
Rx. Chuanxiong
Chuan Xiong

Rx. Gentianae Macrophyllae
Qin Jiao
Hb. Schizonepetae
Jing Jie
Hb. Siegesbeckiae
Xi Xian Cao

Flos Lonicerae
Jin Yin Hua
Squama Manitis
Chuan Shan Jia
Rx. Trichosanthis
Tian Hua Fen

Muscle aches and pains due to Wind-Dampness.

Rashes and itching due to Wind-Dampness.

Dermatological disorders with abscesses and swelling.

Fr. Arctii
Niu Bang Zi
Flos Lonicerae
Jin Yin Hua
Squama Manitis
Chuan Shan Jia
Sp. Gleditsiae
Zao Jiao Ci

Rx. Codonopsis
Dang Shen
Rx. Astragali
Huang Qi
Flos Lonicerae
Jin Yin Hua
Rx. Glycyrrhizae
Gan Cao

Cx. Moutan
Mu Dan Pi
Sm. Benincasae
Dong Gua Zi
Hb. Patriniae
Bai Jiang Cao
Caul Sargentodoxae
Hong Teng
Rx. et Rz. Rhei
Da Huang

Formation of pus without ulceration.

Formation of pus with ulceration.

Acute appendicitis or Intestinal abscess.

Rx. Paeoniae Rubra
Chi Shao
Flos Carthami
Hong Hua
Hb. Taraxaci
Pu Gong Ying
Hb. Violae
Zi Hua Di Ding
Flos Chrysanthemi Indici
Ye Ju Hua
Flos Lonicerae
Jin Yin Hua

Endoconcha Sepiae
Hai Piao Xiao
Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae
Bai Zhu
Poria
Fu Ling
Flos. Celosiae Crestate
Ji Guan Hua

Cx. Phellodendri
Huang Bai
Sm. Plantaginis
Che Qian Zi

Breast abscesses.

White, turbid leukorrhea due to Cold and Dampness.

Yellow, turbid vaginal discharge due to Damp-Heat.

Sm. Myristicae
Rou Dou Kou
Fr. Chebulae
He Zi
Poria
Fu Ling
Sm. Euryales
Qian Shi

 

 

Chronic diarrhea due to Spleen Deficiency and Dampness Accumulation.

 

 

  1. If the sore or ulcer has not yet suppurated, this herb will help reduce the swelling. If pus has already formed, or the sore has ulcerated, it can help discharge the pus.
  2. Used alone orally or topically, this herb is effective to relieve the pain of toothache.
  3. With appropriate herbs, this herb can be used to treat vaginal discharge due to Damp-Heat.
  4. This herb helps the female organs function well.
  5. This herb has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and analgesic properties.
  6. Dry-fried Angelica Root Chao Bai Zhi is used for Cold-Damp discharge.
  7. Charred Angelica Root Bai Zhi Tan stops bleeding, especially for menstrual spotting.
  8. Bai Zhi, Rz. seu Rx. Notopterygii Qiang Huo, Rz. Ligustici Gao Ben, and Hb. Asari Xi Xin are all acrid, warm and dispel Wind-Cold, Wind-Dampness and Cold-Dampness and relieve pain. Bai Zhi is best for pain in the forehead, eyebrows, teeth and gums, reduces swelling, expels pus and stops itching and vaginal discharge. Qiang Huo expels Wind in the muscles and exterior. it is best for neck and shoulder pain. Qiang Huo and Gao Ben both enter the Du channel, but Qiang Huo moves upward while Gao Ben moves downward. Hb. Asari Xi Xin disperses pathogenic Wind-Cold-Dampness and is especially good for opening the orifices and relieving pain. it also transforms Cold thin mucus.