Dahurian Angelica Root for Common Cold, Skin Inflammation, and Pain

Dahurian Angelica Root, Radix Angelicae Dahuricae

[Chinese Name]
Bai Zhi

[Parts Used and Preparation]

[Flavors in Chinese Medicine]
Pungent; warm

[Chinese Medicine Meridians/Channels]
Lung and Stomach

[Actions in Chinese Medicine]
The herb may relieve the exterior symptoms and disperse the pathogenic cold factors. It may expel the pathogenic wind factor, relieve pain, reduce swelling, and eliminate the pathogenic dampness factor.

[Uses in Chinese Medicine]
• Common cold and flu of the wind-cold type, with symptoms including headaches, body aches, and stuffy/runny nose.
• Various types of pain including headaches, toothache, especially pain in the forehead and supra-orbital region.
• Skin infections and inflammation, sores, and boils.
• Stomachaches.
• Leukorrhagia and excessive vaginal discharge caused by the pathogenic dampness factors.

[Recommended Dosages]
3–10 grams. Add water to make decoctions.

[Warnings, Interactions, Side Effects]
For relieving stomachache, 30 grams can be used at the beginning and reduced to normal dosages later.

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