Angelica pubescentis Radix

Du Huo

Du Huo

Category: Dispel Wind-Damp

Taste: acrid, bitter
Temperature: warm
Channels entered: Kidney, Bladder

Dosage: 3-9g

Cautions and Contraindications:

  • This herb is drying and readily injures the yin.  Should be used with caution in those with deficiency of yin or blood.
  • Should not be used in patients with internal wind.

Actions and Indications:

  • Dispels wind-damp and alleviates pain: For wind-cold-damp painful obstruction, especially in the lower back and legs.  Can be used in both acute and chronic conditions.
  • Disperses wind-cold damp and releases the exterior: Treats exterior wind cold with dampness as well as wind-cold damp in the joints.
  • Relieves shaoyin channel disorders: Treats disorders in the shaoyin chanel, particularly kidney channel headache and toothache.