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Chinese Herb Purple Stem

Holistic Treatment

 

Latin Name : Angelica atropurpurea
Chinese Name : Chiang huo
Botany : A species of Angelica villosa ; the colour varies from dark purple to green; the roots form wedges from brittle woody tissue, which has red bark fibres between the inner and outer skin.
Found in: West China
Parts of the plant used : Roots
The relevant organs: Kidneys and bladder
Energy : Warm
Flavour:Spicy and bitter
Effects:According to traditional Chinese medicine, the herb eases inner heat and helps to detoxify the body through the skin; promotes the forming of sweat to relieve water retention through the skin, eases pain and inflammation in rheumatism.

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