Du Huo


Du Huo in TCM:

Explore the properties of Du Huo according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

English Name: pubescent angelica root, double teeth pubescent angelica root
Pharmacuetical Name: Radix Angelicae Pubescetis
Properties: acrid, bitter, warm

Temperature: warm

Channels: UB, KD

Flavors: bitter, pungent

Special Properties:
disperses cold, clears damp, disperses wind

Actions / Indications:
  • Dispels Wind Damp Cold and Alleviates Pain (especially in lower body pain, acute or chronic W-D-C; shaoyin headache and toothache)
  • Releases the exterior (exterior Wind Cold with dampness)

    Special Notes:
  • Guides to Shao Yin channels
  • Du Huo and Qiang Huo were once used interchangeably but today we recognize Qiang Huo for its ability to relieve pain in the upper body, whereas Du Huo works better on the lower body.