Angelica Root - Not just a female herb!
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!
Generates the flesh
Decreases liver glycogen
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.