Product: Dong Quai Powder
Latin Name: Angelica sinensis syn. Angelica polymorpha sinensis.
Plant Family: Apiaceae
Other Names: Chinese Angelica, Angélique Chinoise, Angélique de Chine, Dang Gui, Danggui, Danguia, Kinesisk Kvan, Ligustilides, Tang Kuei, Tan Kue Bai Zhi & Tanggwi, Tok.
Description: Dong quai is a perennial herb upright herb native to China and Japan with smooth, erect stems which reach a height of up to 2 metres. The lower leaves are tripinnate; the upper leaves are simple, opposite, pinnate, deeply lobed and oval-lanceolate in shape, dark glossy green in colour with purplish stems and leaf stalks (petioles) and 10-30cm in length. The inflorescences present as rayed umbellets of small white 5-petalled flowers, 3-5mm in diameter in rays of 12-36. The root is deeply divided with a dark brown outer ‘bark’ layer; the inner root is white and fleshy.
Interesting Fact: Traditionally Chinese angelica was served to all members of the household in a decoction or tea called Siwu Tang which literally translated means ‘four substances’ Szechuan Lovage, White Peony and Chinese Foxglove are the other 3 ingredients, it was given as a blood tonic and to purify the body.
SUGGESTED USENo none-medicinal uses are known for this herb.
Shelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.
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