Benefits And Nutrition Of Bai Zhi For Health

Benefits And Nutrition Of Bai Zhi For Health


Bai Zhi


Scientific Name: Angelica archangelica.

Also known as : Angelica, Seacoast Angelica, Angelica Archangelica, Garden Angelica, Great Angelica, Wild Parsnip, Alexanders, American Dong Qui, Dang Gui, Archangel, Purple-Stem Angelica, American Angelica, High Angelica, Wild Archangel, Wild Angelica, Masterwort, Choraka, Dong Quai, Angel Root, Engelwurzel (German), Holy Ghost Plant, Holy Plant, Root Of The Holy Ghost, Wild Celery.

Bai Zhi has long been coveted for medicinal and therapeutic use by cultures around the world, in Europe, Asia and North America. It is native to temperate and subarctic regions of the Northern Hemisphere, reaching as far North as Iceland and Lapland. Some varieties have limited culinary value but, is more significant for its numerous healing properties.

Bai Zhi is one of a family of herbs containing more than 60 different species that display huge diversity. Other family members include carrot, chervil, parsley, Queen Anne's Lace, lovage, anise, celery, hemlock, dill, fennel, coriander/cilantro, and cumin.

Bai Zhi is used extensively in herbal medicine with main constituents of Bai Zhi are volatile oils, valeric acid, angelic acid, angelicin, safrole, scopoletin, and linoleic acid, making it useful in the treatment of fevers, colds, coughs, flatulent colic and other stomach disorders. A syrup made from the stems and leaves can be stored and diluted to use as a drink and tea made from the dried leaves is said to be good for soothing the nerves, tension, colds coughs and rheumatism though it should not be taken by those suffering from diabetes as it reported to cause an increase of sugar in the urine.

Benefits And Nutrition Of Bai Zhi For Health


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