Angelica Root: The Coach
Radix Angelicae Sinensis/Dang Gui
Angelica root is large and in charge, but it works best when it has a team of other herbs to support and challenge. It is sometimes described as the “female ginseng,” is the powerhouse of the formula. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), angelica root strengthens blood and energizes circulation, which is essential for a regular and healthy cycle. You are losing blood every month, and if your body is exhausted or stressed it might need support in restoring that blood. Color and frequency of your menses are good indicators of your blood’s status: if your periods are red and regular, you’re on the right track.