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Du Huo (Pubescent Angelica Root)

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Warm Du Huo (Radix Angelicae Pubescentis)
Channels:
KI, BL
Properties:
Bitter, Spicy, Warm
Latin:
Radix Angelicae Pubescentis
Chinese:
独活
Tone Marks:
dú huó
Translation:
Self Reliant Existence

Actions

  • Dispels Wind-Damp and Relieves Pain
    For pain in the low back and knees and chronic or acute aches and pains in the extremities and joints. This herb is best for low body aches and pain.
  • Releases the Exterior, Dispels Wind-Cold-Damp
    For headache, chills, fever, joint pain, muscles aches and pain, aversion to cold, heavy sensation. Also for toothaches or headache of Lesser Yin Stage.

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Use with caution in cases with Yin or Blood Deficiency
  • Do not use in cases with Liver Wind

Herb-Drug Interactions

  • This section is being researched, and is not completed.

Toxicity and Overdose

  • Overdose can lead to poisoning with symptoms including tachypnea, agitation, hallucinations, delirium, generalized titanic spasms, total paralysis and death

Dosage

  • 3-10 grams in decoction (Chen)
  • 3-9 grams in decoction (Bensky)

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas: