angelica sinensis

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Related to Dang gui: Angelica sinensis, Dang shen, Bai Shao
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dong-quai

dong-quai

Looks a lot like poison hemlock. Root used for female reproductive system to regulate hormones, menstrual difficulties, tone uterus, PMS, menopause. Increases blood circulation while lowering pressure. Reduces inflammation, pain spasms. Increases red blood cells, protects liver. Related to Ashtiba, a powerful anti-fungal, antibacterial detoxifier very popular in Asia. Do not take while pregnant, increases miscarriage risk. Blood thinner, so don’t take if already taking Warfarin. Makes skin light sensitive.
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The team examined dang gui (Angelica sinensis), a plant used in Chinese medicine as a female tonic; hops (Humulus lupulus), a familiar ingredient in beer; vitex (Vitex angus-castus), a Mediterranean plant used to relieve menopausal symptoms; black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa), a plant that Native Americans relied on as a cure for menopausal symptoms; blue cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides), a plant also used by Native Americans; and licorice root (Glycyrrhiza uralensis), the flavoring of the candy by the same name, now taken in the Netherlands as a female tonic.
Zi Wan (Radix Asteris) and Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis)
25/100ml; Te Tao Sargasso Seaweed & Dang Gui Toning Gel, pounds 6.
Shu Di Huang (cooked Radix Rehmanniae) Shan Yao (Radix Dioscoreae) Gou Qi Zi (Fructus Lycii) Nu Zhen Zi (Fructus Ligustri Lucidi) Tu Si Zi (Semen Cuscutae) Han Lian Cao (Herba Ecliptae) Di Gu Pi (Cortex Lycii) Xiang Fu (Rhizoma Cyperi), 15g each Huang Bai (Cortex Phellodendri) Mu Dan Pi (Cortex Moutan), 10g each Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis) Bai Shao (Radix Alba Paeoniae) Long Gu (Os Draconis), 20g each
PAVEMENT: Te Tao Tea Treatment Mulberry & Dang Gui Weekly Gloss and Repair Therapy, pounds 4.
In this case, Wang uses heavy doses of Bai Shao (Radix Alba Paeoniae) to nourish the blood and emolliate the liver combined with Shu Di Huang (cooked Radix Rehmanniae) and Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis) if there is liver blood depletion vacuity.