Bai Zhi (Radix Angelicae Dahuricae) is derived from the root of perennial herbaceous plant Angelica dahurica (Fisch. ex Hoffm.) benth. et Hook. f. or Angelica dahuriea (Fisch. ex Hoffm) Benth. et Hook. f. var. formosana (Boiss.) Shan. et Yuan of family Umbelliferae. It is grown in multiple locations in China including Henan, Hubei and Sichuan. It is harvested in the summer when the leaves are yellow.
Category: Exterior Releasing.
Common Name: Dahurican Angelica Root.
Channels Entered: Lung, Spleen and Stomach.
- Calm pain, reduce swelling and expel pus.
- Alleviate discharge.
Indications: Clinically used for externally contracted Wind-Cold manifesting as headaches, suborbital pain, nasal congestion and toothache; Early stages of superficial sores and carbuncles; Vaginal discharge due to Cold-Damp in the lower jiao.
Dosage: 3 – 9g