Name: Angelica Root (白芷)
Pinyin: Bai Zhi
Pharm. Name: Radix Angelicae Dahuricae
Acrid, Slightly Sweet, Bitter
Alleviate pain, relieves stuffy nose, dry dampness, and stop leucorrhea.
Lung, Stomach, Spleen, Large Intestine
The root of perennial herbaceous plant Angelica Dahurica from Zhejiang, Fujian, and Sichuan. Because it has a mild effect of dispersing wind-cold, as well as alleviating pain and relieving stuffy nose, it is usually used in headache due to external wind-cold or curing patients with a stuffy nose and running nose symptoms. It can either expel wind, dispel cold, dry dampness in case of sinusitis with purulent discharge due to wind, cold, dampness pathogens, or disperse lung and raise yang.