Scientific Name: Angelica sinensis.
Alternative Name: Dong Quai
Part Used: Root.
Dang Gui (Angelica sinensis) is one of the most popular Chinese herbs. It appears in many Chinese herbal formulas, but can also be used alone.
Dang Gui has been known to ease symptoms related to inflammation, headache, fatigue and high blood pressure. Herbalists say it improves menstrual disorders, mildly helps with bowel movements, and improves complexion.
Use with caution in pregnancy or when breast-feeding. Use carefully in patients with loose stool, diarrhea, and abdominal distention.
Only use this herb following advice of a qualified TCM professional.