Dong Dang Gui (Angelica acutiloba)

Perennial
A. ibukicola. Ligustrum acutilobum. Sieb.&Zucc. L. ibukicola. Sium triternatum.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Dong Dang Gui
Angelica acutiloba
Umbelliferae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    The root is emmenagogue, oxytocic, sedative and tonic. It is used in the treatment of women’s complaints[61, 174, 218] and also eases dizziness[61].

  • Edible Use

    Young leaves – cooked[177].

  • Cautionary Notes

    All members of this genus contain furocoumarins, which increase skin sensitivity to sunlight and may cause dermatitis[238].

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe since the seed only has a short viability[200]. Seed can also be sown in the spring, though germination rates will be lower. It requires light for germination[200]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a cold frame for their first winter, planting them out into their permanent positions in the spring. The seed can also be sow in situ as soon as it is ripe.
Requires a deep moist fertile soil in dappled shade or full sun[200]. Plants are reliably perennial if they are prevented from setting seed[200]. Cultivated as a medicinal plant in Japan[58, 275].
E. Asia – China, Japan.

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