Dang Gui (Radicis Angelicae Sinensis)

Common Name: Chinese angelica root
TCM Category: Tonify Blood
TCM Functions:Tonifies Blood, harmonizes the Blood, invigorates Blood circulation and relieves pain. When applied topically, Dang Gui reduces swelling, expels pus, generates flesh and relieves pain.
Relevant Pharmacological Effects*: Laboratory studies indicate that Dang Gui has antiplatelet, anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antibiotic actions.

*Listed pharmacological effects and information about laboratory studies come from Chinese Medical Herbology and Pharmacology by John Chen and Tina Chen.