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1. What is ANGELICA ?

Angelica (Radix Angelicae Sinensis), also known as dang gui, dong quai, Chinese Angelica. It is indigenous to China. Its root, seed, and fruit has been widely used for more than a thousand years as a spice, tonic purposes in traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese medicine.


2. What are the clinical implication of ANGELICA ?

The extract acts to promote digestion, to relieve cramps and to promote gastric juice production.

It is used as an analgesic for abdominal pain, symptomatic treatment of rheumatic arthralgia. Other applications including treatment of constipation, anaemia, chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis of the liver.

Traditionally, it is used for the treatment of menopausal symptoms and other menstrual disorder such as irregular menstruation, amenorrhoea and dysmenorrhoea.


Angelica is used for heartburn, intestinal gas (flatulence), loss of appetite (anorexia), arthritis, circulation problems, "runny nose" (respiratory catarrh), nervousness, plague, and trouble sleeping (insomnia).

Some women use angelica to start their menstrual periods. Sometimes this is done to cause an abortion.
Angelica is also used to increase urine production, improve sex drive, stimulate the production and secretion of phlegm, and kill germs.
Some people apply angelica directly to the skin for nerve pain (neuralgia), joint pain (rheumatism), and skin disorders.
In combination with other herbs, angelica is also used for treating premature ejaculation. 


Upset stomach (dyspepsia), when a combination of angelica and five other herbs is used. A specific combination product containing angelica (Iberogast, Medical Futures, Inc) seems to improve symptoms of upset stomach including acid reflux, stomach pain, cramping, nausea, and vomiting. The combination includes angelica plus peppermint leaf, clown's mustard plant, German chamomile, caraway, licorice, milk thistle, celandine, and lemon balm.


Premature ejaculation, when applied directly to the skin of the penis in combination with other medicines. The multi-ingredient cream studied in research (SS Cream, Cheil Jedang Corporation) contains Panax ginseng root, angelica root, Cistanches deserticola, Zanthoxyl species, torlidis seed, clove flower, asiasari root, cinnamon bark, and toad venom.