Dāng Guī (Angelica)

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An “A” lister: Dang Gui is definitely one of the all-stars of Chinese herbology. As a cornerstone of many formulas to help build the blood and affect the menses, it is one of the most important herbs in the Chinese pharmacopoeia. Join us as we explore this herb in its traditional context, in current western herbology, and the science behind it.

Each week an exciting new episode of the Sperb’s Herbs, Chinese Singles podcast is recorded. Each episode covers another Chinese herb and will go into great depth about it. Besides covering the basics of Chinese herbology including category, and functions, we will explore the history, quality, science, pharmacology, evidence, and any potential interactions of each herb. And then there is always something a little quirky about an episode. Whether that is a unique story or an interesting perspective, there will always be something different to learn about episode’s herb.

Course Goals

A listener will be able to:

  1. Comprehend basic Chinese and bio- medical information about Dang Gui (Angelica)
  2. Converse about the current scientific evidence about the uses, dangers, and effectiveness of Dang Gui (Angelica)
  3. Understand the history of Dang Gui (Angelica), especially in the context of the Chinese classics
  4. Understand and prevent any potential drug-herb interactions