Du Huo (Pubescent Angelica Root)

Du Huo (Pubescent Angelica Root)

Herb 5 of 21 in Herbs that Dispel Wind-Dampness

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
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Chinese Herb 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.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

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

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

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

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

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:

References Used

The TCM information presented here has been referenced from numerous sources; including teachers, practitioners, class notes from Five Branches University, the following books, as well as other sources. If you have benefited from this information, please consider supporting the authors and their works by purchasing the books below.

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