Herb 3 of 9 in Herbs that Tonify Blood
Sweet, Spicy, Bitter, Warm
Radix Angelicae Sinensis
State of Return
- Tonifies Blood
For Heart and Liver Blood Deficiency presenting with symptoms such as pale face, dry brittle and pale nails, dry hair, palpitations, anemia, blurry vision, and tinnitus.
- Moves the Blood, Alleviates Pain, and Regulates Menstruation
For Blood and Qi Stagnation due to Cold type menstrual disorders with symptoms such as irregular menses, amenorrhea, or dysmenorrhea.
- Moves the Bowels by Moistening the Intestines
For Blood Deficient dry intestines and chronic constipation, commonly seen in the elderly, postpartum, or in chronic illness.
- Decreases Swellings, Generates Flesh, and Alleviates Pain
Can be for many types of sores, abscesses, or traumatic injury where moving the Blood and breaking Blood Stagnation will have a positive effect.
Contraindications and Cautions
- Use with caution in pregnancy or when breast-feeding.
- Use carefully in patients with loose stool, diarrhea, abdominal distention, and Spleen Deficiency
- Do not use with heat signs due to Yin Deficiency or in Excess conditions
- Women with hormone sensitive cancers such as breast, uterine, or ovarian cancer and those with endometriosis or uterine fibroids should exercise caution.
- Dang Gui may interfere with Anti-Coagulating drugs.
Toxicity and Overdose
- This herb has a very low toxicity.
- Overdose symptoms may include drowsiness and fatigue, itching, or abdominal pain.
- 4.5-15 grams 13
- 5-15 grams 12
- Dang Gui Tou, the head of Angelica Root, has a stronger tonifying action and moves Blood upward
- Dang Gui Shen, the body of Angelica Root, has a stronger action in nourishing and invigorating the Blood.
- Dry frying Dang Gui will increase it's warmth, which can be used to Tonify Blood without causing loose stool or diarrhea.
- Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis)
- Mo Yao (Resina Myrrhae)
- Ru Xiang (Resina Olibani)
- Zi Ran Tong (Pyritum)
This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas: