Angelica dahurica Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
Dahurian angelica fragrant angelica

Angelica dahurica is a wildly grown species of angelica native to Siberia, Russia Far East, Mongolia, Northeastern China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. This species tend to grow near river banks, along streams and among rocky shrubs. The root of the plant is widely used for its medicinal properties and is known to contain furanocoumarins and angelicotoxin. A. dahurica is also commonly known as Chinese Angelica, the Garden Angelica, Root of the Holy Ghost, and Wild Angelica, as well as its Chinese name, Bai Zhi.

Angelica dahurica

Medical use

Economic importance of Angelica dahurica

Medicines folklore

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Geografical distribution

  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Native
    • Siberia: Russian Federation - Buryatia, Chita, Irkutsk , Yakutia-Sakha
    • Mongolia: Mongolia
    • Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Amur, Primorye
    • China: China - Hebei, Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning, Shaanxi
    • Eastern Asia: Japan - Honshu; Korea; Taiwan
    Cultivated
    • China: China
    • Eastern Asia: Japan; Korea
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Cultivated
    • Indo-China: Vietnam

Biological activities

ACE-Inhibitor
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor
Scopoletin found in Root
Allelochemic
Scopoletin found in Root
Analgesic
6,7-dimethylesculetin found in Root
Scopoletin found in Root
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Anesthetic
Scopoletin found in Root
Angiotensin-Receptor-Blocker
Potassium found in Root (26600 ppm)
AntiBPH
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
AntiCFS
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
AntiHIV
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
AntiLyme
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
AntiMS
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
AntiPMS
Calcium found in Root (2140 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
Manganese found in Root (110 ppm)
Antiacne
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Antiacrodermatitic
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Antiadrenergic
Scopoletin found in Root
Antiaflatoxin
Imperatorin found in Root
Scopoletin found in Root
Xanthotoxin found in Root
Antiaggregant
Imperatorin found in Root
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
Antiakathisic
Iron found in Root (1800 ppm)
Antialcoholic
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
Manganese found in Root (110 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Antiallergic
Calcium found in Root (2140 ppm)
Antialopecic
Imperatorin found in Root
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Antialzheimeran
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Antianemic
Copper found in Root (10 ppm)
Iron found in Root (1800 ppm)
Manganese found in Root (110 ppm)
Antianginal
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
Antiangiogenic
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Antianorectic
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
Antianorexic
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Antianxiety
Calcium found in Root (2140 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
Antiarrhythmic
Calcium found in Root (2140 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (26600 ppm)
Scopoletin found in Root
Antiarthritic
Calcium found in Root (2140 ppm)
Copper found in Root (10 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
Manganese found in Root (110 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Antiasthmatic
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
Scopoletin found in Root
Antiatherosclerotic
Calcium found in Root (2140 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
Antibacterial
Scopoletin found in Root
Xanthotoxin found in Root
Antibronchoconstrictor
Scopoletin found in Root
Anticanker
Iron found in Root (1800 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Anticataract
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Anticephalagic
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
Anticheilitic
Iron found in Root (1800 ppm)
Anticholinergic
Scopoletin found in Root
Anticlimacteric
Calcium found in Root (2140 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
Anticoeliac
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Anticold
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Anticolitic
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Anticonvulsant
Imperatorin found in Root
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
Anticoronary
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Antidandruff
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Antidementia
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Antidepressant
Calcium found in Root (2140 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (26600 ppm)
Psoralen found in Root
Antidermatitic
Xanthotoxin found in Root
Antidiabetic
Copper found in Root (10 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
Manganese found in Root (110 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Antidiscotic
Manganese found in Root (110 ppm)
Antidysgeuzic
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Antidyskinetic
Manganese found in Root (110 ppm)
Antidysmenorrheic
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
Antieczemic
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Antiedemic
Scopoletin found in Root
Antiencephalopathic
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Antiendometriotic
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
Antienterotic
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
Antiepileptic
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
Manganese found in Root (110 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Antiestrogenic
Byakangelicin found in Root
Antifatigue
Copper found in Root (10 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (26600 ppm)
Antifeedant
Scopoletin found in Root
Xanthotoxin found in Root
Antifibromyalgic
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
Antifibrotic
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Antifuruncular
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Antigastrotic
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
Antiglaucomic
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
Antigonadotropic
Byakangelicin found in Root
Antihangover
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Antihepatotoxic
Scopoletin found in Root
Antihistaminic
Byakangelicin found in Root
Oxypeucedanin-hydrate found in Root
Xanthotoxin found in Root
Xanthotoxol found in Root
Antihyperkinetic
Calcium found in Root (2140 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
Antihypertensive
Calcium found in Root (2140 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (26600 ppm)
Antihypoglycemic
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
Antiimpotence
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Antiinfective
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Antiinfertility
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Antiinflammatory
6,7-dimethylesculetin found in Root
Copper found in Root (10 ppm)
Imperatorin found in Root
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
Scopoletin found in Root
Xanthotoxin found in Root
Antiinsomniac
Calcium found in Root (2140 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Antikeratotic
Xanthotoxin found in Root
Antilepric
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Antileucodermic
Xanthotoxin found in Root
Antileukodermic
Imperatorin found in Root
Psoralen found in Root
Antileukonychic
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Antileukotrienogenic
Scopoletin found in Root
Antilipogenic
Byakangelicin found in Root
Antilithic
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
Antilymphomic
Xanthotoxin found in Root
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Antimaculitic
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Antimastalgic
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
Antimenopausal
Calcium found in Root (2140 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
Antimenorrhagic
Iron found in Root (1800 ppm)
Antimetastatic
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Antimigraine
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
Antimitotic
Imperatorin found in Root
Psoralen found in Root
Xanthotoxin found in Root
Xanthotoxol found in Root
Antimitral-valve-prolapse
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
Antimutagenic
Imperatorin found in Root
Psoralen found in Root
Scopoletin found in Root
Xanthotoxin found in Root
Antimycotic
Xanthotoxin found in Root
Antinephrolytic
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
Antineuropathic
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Antineurotic
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
Antinicotinic
Xanthotoxol found in Root
Antinociceptive
Copper found in Root (10 ppm)
Antinyctalopic
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Antiobesity
Calcium found in Root (2140 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Antiosteoporotic
Calcium found in Root (2140 ppm)
Copper found in Root (10 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
Manganese found in Root (110 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Antiototic
Manganese found in Root (110 ppm)
Antioxidant
Manganese found in Root (110 ppm)
Scopoletin found in Root
Antiperiodontitic
Calcium found in Root (2140 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Antipityriasic
Xanthotoxin found in Root
Antiplaque
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Antiplatelet
Imperatorin found in Root
Antiprolactin
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Antiproliferant
Scopoletin found in Root
Antiprostaglandin
Scopoletin found in Root
Antiprostatitic
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Antipruritic
Xanthotoxin found in Root
Antipsoriac
Psoralen found in Root
Xanthotoxin found in Root
Antiretinopathic
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
Antirheumatic
Calcium found in Root (2140 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Antiscleromyxoedemic
Xanthotoxin found in Root
Antiseptic
Scopoletin found in Root
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Antispare-Tire
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Antispasmodic
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (26600 ppm)
Psoralen found in Root
Scopoletin found in Root
Xanthotoxin found in Root
Antispasmophilic
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
Antistomatitic
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Antistress
Calcium found in Root (2140 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
Antistroke
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (26600 ppm)
Antisyndrome-X
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
Manganese found in Root (110 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Antitic
Calcium found in Root (2140 ppm)
Antitinnitic
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Antitriglyceride
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Antitubercular
Psoralen found in Root
Antitumor-Promoter
Imperatorin found in Root
Isoimperatorin found in Root
Oxypeucedanin found in Root
Psoralen found in Root
Xanthotoxin found in Root
Antitumor
Psoralen found in Root
Scopoletin found in Root
Antiulcer
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Antiviral
Psoralen found in Root
Antivitiligic
Imperatorin found in Root
Xanthotoxin found in Root
Anxiolytic
Calcium found in Root (2140 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (26600 ppm)
Apoptotic
Scopoletin found in Root
Artemicide
Isoimperatorin found in Root
Psoralen found in Root
Xanthotoxin found in Root
Astringent
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Bacteriophagicide
Psoralen found in Root
Beta-Blocker
Potassium found in Root (26600 ppm)
Bronchorelaxant
Scopoletin found in Root
Bufocide
Imperatorin found in Root
Xanthotoxin found in Root
CNS-Depressant
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
Scopoletin found in Root
CNS-Stimulant
Scopoletin found in Root
Calcium-Antagonist
Byakangelicin found in Root
Imperatorin found in Root
Isoimperatorin found in Root
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
Oxypeucedanin found in Root
Oxypeucedanin-hydrate found in Root
Phellopterin found in Root
Psoralen found in Root
Xanthotoxin found in Root
Calcium-Channel-Blocker
Calcium found in Root (2140 ppm)
Cancer-Preventive
Imperatorin found in Root
Psoralen found in Root
Scopoletin found in Root
Xanthotoxin found in Root
Xanthotoxol found in Root
Cardioprotective
Copper found in Root (10 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (26600 ppm)
Cardiotoxic
Potassium found in Root (26600 ppm)
Cholagogue
Scopoletin found in Root
Choleretic
6,7-dimethylesculetin found in Root
Scopoletin found in Root
Collagenic
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Contraceptive
Copper found in Root (10 ppm)
Psoralen found in Root
Copper-Antagonist
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Cytochrome-P450-Inhibitor
Imperatorin found in Root
Isoimperatorin found in Root
Cytotoxic
Psoralen found in Root
Scopoletin found in Root
Xanthotoxin found in Root
Xanthotoxol found in Root
DME-Inhibitor
Imperatorin found in Root
Isoimperatorin found in Root
Oxypeucedanin found in Root
Deodorant
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Dermatitigenic
Xanthotoxin found in Root
Diuretic
Calcium found in Root (2140 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (26600 ppm)
Emetic
Xanthotoxin found in Root
Ergogenic
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Fungicide
Oxypeucedanin found in Root
Psoralen found in Root
Scopoletin found in Root
Xanthotoxin found in Root
Fungistat
Xanthotoxin found in Root
Genotoxic
Psoralen found in Root
Hepatoprotective
Imperatorin found in Root
Scopoletin found in Root
Xanthotoxin found in Root
Hepatotoxic
Imperatorin found in Root
Herbicide
Scopoletin found in Root
Xanthotoxin found in Root
Hypertensive
Sodium found in Root (143 ppm)
Hypertrichotic
Xanthotoxin found in Root
Hypocholesterolemic
Calcium found in Root (2140 ppm)
Copper found in Root (10 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
Hypoglycemic
Manganese found in Root (110 ppm)
Scopoletin found in Root
Hypotensive
Calcium found in Root (2140 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (26600 ppm)
Psoralen found in Root
Scopoletin found in Root
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Immunomodulator
Copper found in Root (10 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Immunostimulant
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Immunosuppressant
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Insecticide
Psoralen found in Root
Xanthotoxin found in Root
Insulinogenic
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Laxative
Calcium found in Root (2140 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
Leptingenic
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Lipolytic
Imperatorin found in Root
Oxypeucedanin found in Root
Phellopterin found in Root
Xanthotoxin found in Root
Litholytic
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
MAO-A-Inhibitor
Psoralen found in Root
MAO-B-Inhibitor
Psoralen found in Root
MAO-Inhibitor
Scopoletin found in Root
Molluscicide
Imperatorin found in Root
Xanthotoxin found in Root
Mucogenic
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Musculotropic
Scopoletin found in Root
Mutagenic
Oxypeucedanin found in Root
Psoralen found in Root
Myorelaxant
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
Scopoletin found in Root
NF-kB-Inhibitor
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Neurotransmitter
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
Pesticide
Isoimperatorin found in Root
Psoralen found in Root
Scopoletin found in Root
Xanthotoxin found in Root
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Photocarcinogenic
Psoralen found in Root
Phototoxic
Psoralen found in Root
Phytoalexin
Psoralen found in Root
Scopoletin found in Root
Xanthotoxin found in Root
Phytohormonal
Scopoletin found in Root
Piscicide
Imperatorin found in Root
Xanthotoxin found in Root
Prooxidant
Iron found in Root (1800 ppm)
Schizophrenigenic
Copper found in Root (10 ppm)
Sedative
Angelic-acid found in Root
Imperatorin found in Root
Spermigenic
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Testosteronigenic
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Topoisomerase-II-Inhibitor
Psoralen found in Root
Tranquilizer
Calcium found in Root (2140 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
Trichomonicide
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)
Uterorelaxant
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
Uterosedative
Scopoletin found in Root
Vasodilator
Calcium found in Root (2140 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3.67 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (26600 ppm)
Vulnerary
Zinc found in Root (29 ppm)

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Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]