Pubescent Angelica Root (Duhuo)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Radix Angelicae Pubescentis|
|Botanical Name:||Angelica Pubescens Maxim. F. biserrata Shan et Yuan|
|Common Name:||Pubescent Angelica Root|
|Source of Earliest Record:||Shennong Bencao Jing|
|Part Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The roots are dug in spring or autumn and then baked and cut into slices after the fibrous parts have been removed.|
|Properties and Taste:||Pungent, bitter and warm|
|Meridian:||Liver, kidney and urinary bladder|
|Functions:||To expel wind and dampness
To stop pain
To release the exterior and disperse cold
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Wind-damp obstruction syndrome (rheumatic pain).
*Use with Large-leaf gentian root (Qinjiao), Ledebouriella root (Fangfeng) and Mulberry mistletoe (Sangjisheng) in the formula Duhuo Jisheng Tang.
2. Wind-cold type of exterior syndrome.
*Use with Notopterygium root (Qianghuo) in the formula Qianghuo Shengshi Tang.
|Cautions:||This herb is contraindicated in cases with syndromes of deficient yin or blood with heat and pain.|