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Angelica acutiloba - (Siebold.&Zucc.)Kitag.

Common Name Dong Dang Gui
Family Apiaceae or Umbelliferae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards All members of this genus contain furocoumarins, which increase skin sensitivity to sunlight and may cause dermatitis[238].
Habitats In the mountains of central. Japan[58, 275].
Range E. Asia - China, Japan.
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Angelica acutiloba Dong Dang Gui


Angelica acutiloba Dong Dang Gui

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Angelica acutiloba is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.7 m (2ft 4in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 7 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from September to October, and the seeds ripen from October to November. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects. The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

A. ibukicola. Ligustrum acutilobum. Sieb.&Zucc. L. ibukicola. Sium triternatum.

Habitats

Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Shady Edge;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses:

Young leaves - cooked[177].

Medicinal Uses



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Emmenagogue;  Oxytoxic;  Sedative;  Tonic;  Women's complaints.

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].

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

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].

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Propagation

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.

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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(Siebold.&Zucc.)Kitag.

Botanical References

58200275

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Readers comment

Krista Ames   Tue Mar 13 2007

This root was prescribed in Tokyo for my child with problem-skin. It was in a 'bath tea' together with Artemisiae Capillari Flos and Rehmannia glutinosa.

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