Swansea Sinus Help: Angelica Root


The Chinese use many species of the Angelica plant.  This herb is known as the Taiwan Angelica Root or the Dahurican Angelica Root.

The Chinese characters for angelica root are 白芷, Romanized as Bái Zhĭ, and pronounced like “Buy Zhurr.”  It means “white angelica” or it can just refer to the dahurian angelica root.

Angelica Root Treats Headache

A study from New Medicine showed that 94.5% of  patients who had occipital headaches obtained significant improvement of their headaches by taking 30 grams of angelica root twice per day in decoction.  Another study from New Journal of Medicine and Herbology showed that headache patients who were given a 5% solution of angelica root for 10-30 days were significantly improved after treatment with the solution.

Angelica Root Treats Skin Problems

321 patients with vitiligo were treated with a topical solution of angelica root on the affected area and then the area was exposed to sunlight.  61.5% of the patients showed significant improvement according to the Research Journal on Prevention and Treatment of Dermatological Disorders.  According to the Chinese Journal of Dermatology 159 patients who had psoriasis were treated with angelica root.  It was found that the effective rate in treatment was 94.4%.

Other Miscellaneous Symptoms Treated by Cocklebur

  • Sinusitis
  • Nasal inflammation
  • Toothache
  • Abscesses and swelling
  • Diarrhea
  • Bacterial infections
  • Muscle spasms
  • Leukorrhea

Chinese Medicinal Actions of Angelica Root

Chinese medical terms are different than standard western medical terms.   Bái Zhĭ releases the exterior, dispels wind and opens the orifices.  It dispels cold and relieves pain.  It reduces swelling, expels pus, and eliminates toxins.  It also dispels dampness and treats leukorrhea and diarrhea.


Bái Zhĭ is contraindicated in patients who have vacuous Yin fire, Liver or Kidney Yin vacuity, or have Liver Yang rising.  Also this herb is contraindicated in patients who have a fever.  Drugs like testosterone, tolbutamide, bufuralol, and diazaepam cannot be taken with angelica root as the herb’s effect on the liver may lead to increased plasma concentration of these drugs.

The video below gives the same information in a different format, click on the link and watch the video.


If you have “St. Louis Sinus”, runny nose, itchy eyes, watery eyes, blocked sinuses, pain or other dysfunction and are looking for a natural treatment, call our office at (618) 207-4445 and we can compound an herbal formula for your health problems.  We are located in Swansea near Belleville, Shiloh, Fairview Heights, O’Fallon, and Mascoutah.

Source:  Chinese Medical Herbology and Pharmacology- Chen and Chen

Eric Waltemate, DC, LAc (IN)
14 Park Place Suite A

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