Angelica Root. Dang Gui. The Fertility Herb.

Angelica Root. Dang Gui. The Fertility Herb.

From empowering menstrual health to nurturing fertility, this treasured herb has earned its reputation for supporting vitality.



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Angelica root or Dang Gui is the dried root of a native plant from China, Angelica Sinensis. Also known as the ‘female ginseng’ for it’s use in women’s health in TCM. It has also been used as a functional culinary ingredient, most notably in the famous Malaysian style Bak Kut Teh, a herbal pork bone tea dish. Some popular recipes including ones from Adam Liaw and Sarah Tiong.


According to TCM, angelica root has been considered a fundamental blood tonic herb which supports blood circulation to reproductive organs, regulating menstrual cycles and potentially aiding conception. Angelica root can also be consumed by men for its fertility benefits.


Here are 4 ways Angelica root can support you.


1. Menstrual & gynaecological health


Angelica root is believed to have a regulatory effect on hormones which is crucial for a healthy menstrual cycle and ovulation and often prescribed to those who have menstrual irregularities such as heavy or missed periods and fatigue post mensus (symptoms of Blood Deficiency in TCM). It contains compounds with anti-inflammatory effects as well as phytoestrogens which mimic estrogen in supporting the menstrual cycle balance. It has also shown to help with alleviating pain associated with menstrual cramps and help alleviate some menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes, mood swings, and night sweats.

It has also been used for symptoms of stagnation, which in the modern medicine, can often lead to PCOS, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, and uterine fibroids.


2. Fertility Support


Similar to improving menstrual health, improving blood flow to the reproductive organs and balancing hormonal levels can support fertility. Angelica root is believed to have a toning effect on the uterus, promoting a healthy uterine lining that is receptive to embryo implantation.

We recommend consuming 3-6 months of prior to conceiving for fertility support.


3. Reduce symptoms of anaemia


Angelica root is often used with other herbs such as Astragalus to help boost haemoglobin levels in the blood, making it potentially useful for preventing or treating iron-deficiency, especially after menstruation and postpartum.


4. Stress & mood support


Stress can interfere with fertility hormones and disrupt the reproductive process. Angelica root is believed to have calming properties, which may help reduce stress and support overall well-being.

We have added angelica root to herbal TONIC “restore” to make this blend an all-rounder for fertility, postpartum, post-surgery, menstrual health and to boost energy levels. It is also a highly valued ingredient in our postpartum packages.



  • Dosages of angelica root is important to ensure it is not over consumed.
  • We do not recommend consuming angelica root (Dang Gui) when pregnant or at least 2 weeks prior to surgical procedures unless advised by a TCM practitioner.
  • Information is for educational purposes only. For specific concerns, please consult a TCM practitioner.
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