Traditional Chinese Medicine/Bai Zhi

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Zhi-Root of medicinal plant

(Chinese name:白芷)

Angelica root

Latin Name: Radix Angelicae Dahuricae [1]

Taste & Temperature:


  • Hand Tai Yin of Lung
  • Foot Yang Ming of Stomach

Actions & Indications:

  • disperse Wind-Cold (Warm & Spicy)
  • Expel Wind-Cold-Damp
  • stop headache
  • Yang Ming headache (frontal)
  • reduce swelling & expel pus
  • expel Damp & alleviate discharge
  • open nasal orifices


  • Qi & Yin deficiency causing excessive sweating
  • Blood/Yin deficiency, because it's very drying
  • burst sore, draining pus


  • Yin syndrome
  • Blood deficiency
  • chronic skin infection


  • Xuan Fu Hua


  • 1-3 qian (3-9 grams)

Similar actions to:

  • Qiang Huo - Tai Yang, vertex & occipital headaches; upper body Wind-Damp Bi pain
  • Gao Ben - Tai Yang, vertex & occipital headaches

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Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. Xuguang Zheng, Xiaowei Zhang, Xiaona Sheng, Zhifang Yuan, Wei Yang, Qiao Wang, Lantong Zhang. "Simultaneous characterization and quantitation of 11 coumarins in Radix Angelicae Dahuricae by high performance liquid chromatography with electrospray tandem mass spectrometry", Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, Volume 51, Issue 3, 5 February 2010, Pages 599-605