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Dang Gui Wei #1381M

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Pin Ying Name: Dang Gui Wei

Chinese Name: 當歸尾

English Name: Dong Quai Tail

Latin Name: Angelicae Sinensis, Radix Tip

Herbs that Tonify the Blood
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Sweet
Acrid
Bitter
Warm
Heart
Liver
Spleen
3-15g
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Tonifies the Blood and regulates the menses

  • Blood Deficiency, especially when affecting the Heart and Liver with pale, ashen complexion, lusterless nails, tinnitus, blurred vision and palpitations
  • Blood Deficiency associated irregular menstruation, amenorrhea and dysmenorrhea

Invigorates and harmonizes the Blood and disperses Cold (stops pain due to Blood Stasis)

  • Blood Stasis causing abdominal pain and carbuncles and pain due to Blood Stasis from traumatic injury, especially when accompanied by Deficiency Cold
  • Postpartum menstruation
  • Pregnancy (use with caution)
  • Blood Deficiency with chronic Wind-Damp-Bi

Moistens the Intestines and unblocks the bowels

  • Dry Intestines due to Blood Deficiency

Reduces swelling, expels pus, generates flesh and alleviates pain

  • Sores and abscess (Chuang Yung), internally and topically

Stops coughing and treats dyspnea

  • Used adjunctively for coughing
Contraindications
  • Caution in cases of diarrhea or abdominal distention due to Damp-Obstruction.
  • Contraindicated when there is no apparent weakness in the system.
  • Contraindicated when there is no apparent weakness in the system.
  • Contraindicated if Wind-Cold has not cleared.