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Angelica dahurica  (Fisch.) Benth. & Hook. f. ex Franch. & Sav.


Botanical Name


Angelica dahurica (Fisch.) Benth. & Hook. f. ex Franch. & Sav.

English Name


Bai Zhi



Callisace dahurica Fisch.





General Info


Plants perennial 1–2.5 m, stout. Root cylindric, brown, 3–5 cm thick, strongly aromatic. Stem purplish green, 2–5(–7–8) cm thick, ribbed, pubescent above. Basal and lower leaves long-petiolate, sheaths oblong-inflated, glabrous; blade triangular-ovate, 30–50 × 25–40 cm, 2–3-ternate-pinnate; leaflets sessile, oblong-elliptic to oblong-lanceolate, 4–10 × 1–4 cm, base slightly decurrent, margin white-cartilaginous and coarse-cuspidate-serrate, apex acute, pubescent along nerves adaxially. Upper leaves reduced, sheaths saccate-inflated, bladeless. Umbels 10–30 cm across; peduncles 5–20 cm, scabrous; bracts absent or 1–2, like uppermost leaves; rays 18–40(–70), short-hairy; bracteoles many, linear-lanceolate, scarious; pedicels many, scabrous. Calyx teeth obsolete. Petals white, obovate and notched. Ovary glabrous or pubescent. Fruit suborbicular, 4–7 × 4–6 mm; dorsal ribs prominent, obtusely thick-rounded, much wider than furrows, lateral ribs broad-winged; vittae 1 in each furrow, 2 on commissure.

Herb Effects

Analgesic, anodyne, antibacterial, antidote, carminative, diaphoretic, diuretic, poultice and stimulant (root)


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Active Ingredients

6,7-Dimethylesculetin, byakangelicin, imperatorin, isoimperatorin, oxypeucedanin, phellopterin, psoralen, scopoletin, xanthotoxin (root)

Chemistry of Active Ingredients
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Product Categories
6,7-Dimethylesculetin 120-08-1 6,7-dimethoxychromen
C11H10O4 Click Here To Enlarge
Byakangelicin 482-25-7 Not Available C17H18O7 Click Here To Enlarge
Imperatorin 70102-00-0 Not Available C16H14O4 Click Here To Enlarge
Isoimperatorin 482-45-1 Not Available C16H14O4 Click Here To Enlarge
Oxypeucedanin Not Available Not Available C16H14O5 Click Here To Enlarge
Phellopterin Not Available Not Available C17H16O5 Click Here To Enlarge
Psoralen 10523-56-5 Not Available C17H18O6 Click Here To Enlarge
Scopoletin 92-61-5 2-hydroxy-6-methoxy-
C10H8O4 Click Here To Enlarge
Xanthotoxin 298-81-7 Not Available C12H8O4 Click Here To Enlarge


Medicinal Use

In the treatment of frontal headache, toothache, rhinitis, boils, carbuncles and skin diseases.


Contraindicated for pregnant women



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