Bai Zhi (Angelica Root)

Bai Zhi (Angelica Root)

Herb 1 of 16 in Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior

Warm Bai Zhi (Radix Angelicae Dahuricae)
Spicy, Warm
Radix Angelicae Dahuricae
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Chinese Herb Actions

  • Dispels Wind and Stops Pain
    For external Wind-Cold, especially with sinus or yang Ming headache, supra-orbital pain and sinus congestion.
  • Reduces Pus and Swelling
    For early stages of surface level sores. This herb can reduce swelling and/or help to discharge pus.
  • Also used for damp and discharge in the Lower Jiao.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • This herb is drying, do not use in cases of Yin and Blood Deficiency.
  • Traditional sources say this herb antagonizes Flos Inulae (Xuan Fu Hua).

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 3-9 grams.
  • Part Used: single root, no branches.

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:

References Used

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