Although the Chinese medicines used in this study were not unified, there was a basic prescription which was applied in almost all prescriptions, consisting of 3 herbs, Flos Lonicerae (Jin yin hua), Radix Angelicae Sinensis (Dang gui), and Radix Astragali seu Hedysari (Huang qi).
Dang gui is another widely used herb in China, which contains more than 80 composite formulae.
The other commonly used herbs are Radix Angelicae Sinensis (Dang gui
), Radix et rhizoma ginseng (Ren shen), etc., which are also the famous Chinese herbs.
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)
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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.
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