Family Name: Umbelliferae
Botanical Name(s): Angelica Archangelica, Angelica Sinensis
Popular Name(s): Angelica, Dong-Quei, Dong-Quai, Tang-Kuei or
Dang-Qui, Dong Quai in China.
Parts Used: Roots, only the hips of the root, up to the head are
Habitat: Commonly found in well-watered mountain ravines,
riverbanks and damp meadows.
Description: Its stem is round, grooved; hollow, branched near
the top, tinged with blue. The plant grows to 3 to 7 feet. The leaves
grow from dilated sheaths that surround the stem. The plant produces
Uses: Dong Quai is good for treating anemia and weak glands,
regulating monthly periods, correcting hot flashes and vaginal spasms
(PMS) and assisting women through the difficult transition of menopause