Latin: Angelica sinensis
Country of Origin: China
Actions: Alterative, analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antitumor, aperient, aphrodisiac, aromatic, blood tonic, chi tonic, circulatory stimulant, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, hepatoprotective, hypotensive, immune stimulant, laxative, sedative, postpartum tonic, uterine relaxant, stimulant and tonic, yin tonic
Energetics: Moistening, warming, sweet, pungent and bitter
Precautions: Avoid during pregnancy, in cases of diarrhea, poor digestion, abdominal distinction, heavy menstual flow, high fever and/or when using blood-thinning medications. This herb has also been known to increase photosensitivity.
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