Pinyin Name: Dang Gui
English Name: Radix Angelicae Sinensis
Other Names: Dong Quai, Female Ginseng, Chinese Angelica
Tastes: Acrid, Bitter, Sweet
Origin: Gansu, Sichuan, Shaanxi and Hubei provinces in China
Benefits of Dang Gui:
Dang Gui is the dry root of Angelica Sinensis is an herb from the family Apiaceae. The roots are dug at the end of autumn. Next remove the fibrous roots and dirt, tie them into small bundles after the moisture slightly evaporates, put them on the shelf, and then slowly smoke dry them.
Dang Gui is widely used in Chinese herbal formulas. 1) Si Wu Tang can treat sallow complexion due to blood deficiency, heart palpitations, and insomnia. Its ingredient herbs include Dang Gui, Bai Shao, Shu Di Huang and Chuan Xiong. 2) Dang Gui Jian Zhong Tang can cure mainly postpartum deficiency and emaciation, short of breath, abdominal spasm and pain radiating to waist and back, and loss of appetite. Its ingredient herbs include Dang Gui, Gui Zhi, Gan Cao and more. 3) Dang Gui Shao Yao San is used for abdominal sharp pain during pregnancy. Its ingredient herbs include Dang Gui, Fu Ling, Bai Zhu, Ze Xie and more.
Dang Gui is also widely used in dietary therapy. People have come up with many recipes that are both tasty and healthy.
Dang Gui Black Chicken Soup
Health benefits: This recipe nourishes blood and expels wind.
Ingredients: Black chicken 1, angelica root 10 g, rehmannia 10 g, cortex moutan 10 g, safflower 10 g and a little of ginger and salt.
How to cook: Clean the black chicken and cut it into pieces. Wrap all ingredient herbs with gauze. Put both of them into a pot, and add ginger, salt and appropriate water. Stew them for about 2 hours.