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Headache and Migraine; Migraine headache; Migraine Headaches 

Angelica polymorpha; Angelica sinensis; Chinese Angelica; Danggui; Tan Kue Bai Zhi; Tang-Kuei 

The pain of a migraine headache is often described as an intense pulsing or throbbing pain in one area of the head. It is often accompanied by extreme sensitivity to light and sound, nausea, and vomiting. Migraine is three times more common in women than in men. Some individuals can predict the onset of a migraine because it is preceded by an "aura," visual disturbances that appear as flashing lights, zig-zag lines or a temporary loss of vision. People with migraine tend to have recurring attack...

Angelica sinensis is a herb from the family Apiaceae. Its root is commonly known as dong quai or danggui () and is widely used in Chinese traditional medicine to treat gynecological ailments, fatigue, mild anemia and high blood pressure. Dong quai has analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and sedative effects. The plant's phytochemicals are comprised of coumarins, phytosterols, polysaccharides and flavonoids.


Migraine as related to Dong Quai