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Angelica Root - Not just a female herb!

June 25, 2015

Angelica Root (Angelica Dahurica)

 

The Angelica Root, also known as Dang Gui, is used mainly to help invigorate, harmonize and tonify one’s blood. It is commonly used among woman to regulate their menstrual cycle and avoid becoming anemic.  However, it has many benefits not just for the ladies!

 

Effects

  • Decreases swelling

  • Generates the flesh

  • Alleviates pain

  • Decreases liver glycogen

 

Extra Facts

  • Moderately safe

  • Hermaphrodite

  • Sweet pungent aroma

  • Typically used in cooking

  • Native to cool and damp forests

 

In the form of essential oils, it brings additional benefits such as:

  • Aids in digestion and relif from excess gas in intestine

  • Strengthens immune system

  • Provides relief from coughs, aches, diarrhea, and convulsions

  • Beneficial in lowering blood pressure

  • Provide relief from depression, anxiety and anger

  • Stimulates blood circulation, secretion of hormones and enzymes

 

Although the herb is helpful for people who are diabetic, those who have any viral infections and have treatments with anticoagulants should be more cautious while using the herb. It may cause an increase in skin sensitivity to sunlight or dermatitis. Over-dosage could cause abdominal bloating and for women that may also experience some changes in their menstrual cycle.  Make sure you use this within the safe amount!

 

Disclaimer: This article is not written by a certified practitioner.  This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. Information presented here is from personal online research.  Please always verify with your doctor or certified professional before taking any supplements or try out any new herbs.

 

 

 

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