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Relieves menstrual discomfort, minimizes symptoms of menopause, treats colds and other respiratory problems, prevents arthritis and combats certain cancers

Regaining popularity as dang-qui in the West, Chinese angelica's time came and largely went. But now, after more than a century as a minor healer, this eight-foot plant, once called wild celery, has returned to popularity, thanks to its place of honor in Chinese medicine.

Chinese angelica, also known as dang-qui or tang-kuei, "is the leading Chinese herb for gynecological health," says Pi-Kwang Tsung, Ph.D., former assistant professor of pathology at the University of Connecticut Medical School in Farmington and currently editor of The East-West Medical Digest.

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