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Angelica, also referred to as Angelicae Sinensis, Angelica Dahuricae, Chinese Angleica or Dong Quai. has been used as an herbal remedy for thousands of years. It has antibacterial, carminative, diaphoretic, emmenagogue, sedative, stomachic and tonic properties. It is useful in the treatment of fevers, colds, coughs and stomach disorders. This herb is used for almost every female problem including menopause, weakness after childbirth, PMS, painful menstruation, irregular menstrual bleeding, fibroid tumors and fibrocystic breast disease. It helps backache caused by menstruation.

Externally Angelica is used as a gargle for sore throats and mouths and as a poultice for broken bones, swellings, itching and rheumatism. When used as a wash for the face it helps to prevent acne. A powder made from the dried root is used for athlete's foot.


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