Radix Angelicae Pubescentis
Root of Angelica pubescens Maxim. f. biserrata Shan. et Yuan, family Umbelliferae.
Root thick and fleshy, axial root well-developed, terete, with several
roots in the lower part, 10-30 cm long; root top enlarged, 1-3 cm in diameter,
annularly ringed, with depressed stem scars and remnant leaf bases at
the top. Prepared by crosscutting. Section showing oily spots in the cortex,
xylem even, vessels not obvious, cambium ring brown. Odour heavily fragrant,
causing numbness of tongue when tasted. Bitter and acrid in taste, warm
in nature, and attributive to kidney and ufinary bladder channels.
1. Expel wind-dampness, relieve arthralgia, and alleviate pain: For arthralgia,
especially that of wind-cold-dampness type and in the lower half of the
2. Expel cold and promote sweating to expel the exogenous evils from the
body surface: For common cold of wind-cold type with severe chilliness
and lower fever, or with dampness-syndrorne and arthralgia. In addition,
external use for toothache.
1. Sedative, analgesic and antiphlogistic.
2. Bergapten, an active component, is an ultraviolet absorbent and used
3. Coumarin is antimycotic.
3-9g. Tablet (containing coumarin): 3-6mg/kg for psoriasis.