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DONG QUAI

(Angelica Sinensis)


For several thousand years, Dong quai has been cultivated for medicinal use in the treatment of a wide varety of disorders, in particular, “female” disorders. It is often referred to as the “female ginseng”.

PROPERTIES: anti-bacterial, bittersweet, laxative, sedative

Dong Quai (Angelica sinensis)
· dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation)
· amenorrhea (absence of menstruation)
· metrorrhagial (abnormal menstruation)
· menopausal symptoms (especially hot flashes)
· contains highly active phytoestrogens (though much lower in activity than animal estrogens)
· possesses significant blood pressure-lowering action due mainly to its ability to dilate blood vessels
· relaxes the smooth muscles of the intestines and uterus
· historically used to treat asthma
· the pain relieving action of Angelica was 1.7 times that of aspirin in one study

SUGGESTED DOSAGE: should be used as directed by a qualified professional practitioner.
Tincture - Spray:
3-6 pumps three times daily.
Extract: ½ tsp 3 times daily
Contra Indications: Do not use during pregnancy – can cause uterine contractions.

Please note: This information is compiled from traditional and modern herb books, articles and research. This information is summarized for its educational value and should not be used for the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of disease. It should not be used to replace the services of a qualified practitioner.