Chinese Angelica Root (Angelica sinensis)

By Napiers


A herbal food supplement


Angelica sinensis


Chinese Angelica, Dong Quai, Female Ginseng


Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)


A herb indigenous to China, chinese angelica is beneficial to women in the menopause. 


The loose chopped root.


100g / 500g Pouch. Not currently available to customers in the EU.


Vegetarians and vegans.


Decoction: About 1 teaspoon (1.5 to 3 g) of herb to a cup of cold water, bring to the boil and leave to sit for 15 minutes. Or steep 1 teaspoon of bark in cold water overnight. Flavour with lemon, ginger or honey if desired.

Drink up to 3 times a day unless otherwise told by a medical herbalist.

The herb can be added as a flavouring to gin, vodka and other infusions.


Do not use if you suffer from haemorrhagic disease, acute infections (influenza, colds) and diarrhoea when triggered by poor indigestion. This herb is considered safe in food amounts. Do not take if you are allergic to this plant or other members of this plant's family (Apiaceae). Not all herbs are suitable in pregnancy, breastfeeding or for young children, or if you are unwell, have health concerns or an ongoing illness. If in doubt, please ask us, your medical herbalist or healthcare practitioner. This herb is not suitable during pregnancy. If you are taking any medication, please speak to your healthcare practitioner before using this product. Do not taken with warfarin, as could potentiate its effects. Discontinue use and consult a doctor if adverse reactions occur. This product should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet or lifestyle. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. None known side effects other than one report of gynaecomastia, however the evidence is not strong. Plant extracts cause few side effects when taken correctly but if a side effect is experienced please contact us.


Often used for female concerns (problematic menstruation, menopause), giving it its common name. 

Key actions: Mild laxative, female tonic, anti-inflammatory, antianaemic, antiplatelet, antirrhythmic. 

In clinic: Herbalists use this herb to treat dysmenorrhoea, amenorrhoea, irregular menstruation, rheumatism, constipation, anaemia.  

If you are interested in the medicinal use of this herb please consult a herbalist. Herbs are generally used at medicinal strength, in blends, prescribed for each unique patient's condition.


Keep in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of children.

Pouches: Packaged in a biodegradable stand-up resealable pouch. Made with 45% - 60% renewable wood pulp starch. When placed into a composting environment the pouches will biodegrade to compost within 3 months.

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