– The root of Angelica sinensis (Oliv.) Diels, a perennial herbal plant of the Umbelliferae family.
Angelica sinensis (chin. : 當歸)
– Angelica root is nowadays mainly cultivated supply from Gansu province.
– Angelica is a plant. The root, seed, and fruit are used to make medicine.
– Angelica root is sweet, pungent and slightly bitter in flavors, warm in nature
– Angelica Root/Dang Gui has been widely used in Asia and China for 5,000 years. It is used traditionally to aid in the female hormone system, and is often called the “Female Ginseng”.
– It also has earned the name of “5,000 years of Herbal Beauty Medicine”.
– It is a respected herb in Chinese medicine as it has amazing property to relax muscles, which helps in treatment of various diseases.
– The medicinal part is used in raw form or processed with alcohol.
– The enzymes of Angelica Root have the capability to empower the skin with good Chi (energy), and are highly revered as a treatment to strengthen and revitalize skin cells.
– It has great healing power in treatment of infertility in women .
– Angelica is used for nervousness and trouble sleeping (insomnia).
– Angelica is also used to increase urine production, improve sex drive, stimulate the production and secretion of phlegm, and kill germs.
– Angelica is a traditional birthing herb used to help bring on a delayed labor and to help expel the placenta following childbirth.
– Angelica relieves painful and cramping menstruation, (Dysmenorrhea), and brings on delayed menstruation. Angelica is especially good when bloating or cramps are present. (Gladstar, Rosemary)
– Angelica has a long history of use in colds , congestion, and fevers. Angelica root is warming and stimulating to the lungs, helping to ease chest congestion (Grieve, Maud)
– Angelica contains compounds that act much like calcium channel blockers, which are often prescribed for high blood pressure and heart health. (Balch, Phyllis A. CNC)(Duke,James, Ph.D.)
– Angelica acts as a bitter digestive aid that can help calm a nervous stomach and tension-related digestive disorders. The fruit, leaf, and root of angelica stimulate digestion, help dispel gas, and calm a nervous stomach.
– Some people apply angelica directly to the skin for nerve pain (neuralgia), joint pain (rheumatism), arthritis and circulation problems.
– In combination with other herbs, angelica is also used for treating premature ejaculation.