Pinyin: du huo
ENGLISH NAME: Pubescent angelica
LATIN NAME: Angelicae Pubescentis Radix
Properties: acrid, bitter, warm
Channels Entered: Liver, Kidney, Urinary Bladder
CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Dispels Wind and Dampness to Relieve Pain
2. Releases the Exterior
3 to 10 grams in decoction.
CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS
Drying in nature, Du Huo should be used with caution in patients who have yin and/or blood deficiencies.
Du Huo is contraindicated for patients who have internal Liver wind.
Overdose of Du Huo is sometimes associated with increased photosensitivity.