An Introduction to Chinese Angelica

Chinese angelica has a reputation for treating disorders and medical concerns of women , from regulating a menstrual cycle to aiding infertility. In this article, you will learn the history of this herb, as well as interesting research results, preparation details, and suggested uses.

Chinese Angelica

When studying Chinese herbal traditions, you may come across Chinese angelica, which serves as a primary tonic for women looking to treat their usual gender-related ailments. To rejuvenate the body, regulate menstrual cycles, and treat the blood, many women take this herb as a tonic. It is the rhizome of Chinese angelica that is used to prepare treatments. It is often cooked after it has been dried.

Chinese angelica is found in China and Japan with the best rhizomes hailing from the Ganzu province located in China. In the springtime, the seed is sown, while the rhizomes are extracted in the fall. Ever since the 1970s, research has centered on the known regulation of uterine contractions that the herb causes. This is probably why menstrual pain becomes bearable when taking this herb. Research has also revealed that the entire plant can treat liver function. The whole rhizome delivers an antibiotic effect.

Traditionally, the herb has proven effective against blood conditions, such as anemia. It treats the symptoms that accompany the condition associated with blood loss, such as a pale complexion, palpitations, and lowered vigor. Menstrual cramping responds to Chinese angelica, as well as stimulates menstrual bleeding. If someone is concerned with infertility, Chinese angelica has helped ease fears, as it has found a place as a uterine tonic.

Chinese angelica possesses warming properties that improve the circulation that reaches the stomach, hands, and feet. The herb is also known to strengthen the digestive system. When looking for a treatment for boils and abscesses, Chinese angelica can also help.

While Chinese angelica is known to help many female-related concerns, it is important to note that pregnant women should not take the herb.

Ways to Take Chinese Angelica

When looking for ways to prepare and take Chinese angelica, consider the following suggestions:

·    Infusion: To treat poor circulation, infuse one teaspoon of Chinese angelica with one cup of water. Drink one to two cups on a daily basis.

·    Tonic Wine: combine Chinese angelica with other tonic or bitter herbs to create a tonic wine geared towards treating loss of vitality. Every day, drink a wine glassful of the tonic.

·    Tincture: Treat menstrual pain by taking ½ teaspoon of Chinese angelica with water. Recommended dosage is for up to four times per day.

·    Soup: In China, chopped rhizome is added to soups.

·    Decoction: Create a decoction to treat anemia. You can take one cup of the decoction for two to three times per day.

·    Tablets: When taken with water, tablets can treat the general health of a woman.