Dong-quai is sometimes referred to as “female ginseng” due to its use in Chinese herbal medicine for fatigue, regulating the menstrual cycle pain management, vitality and hormone balance. It is considered a blood tonic and contains contains vitamin B 12, folic acid, folinic acid, nicotinic acid, biotin and cobalt which can improve hemoglobin content.
Recommended Uses: Inhibited sexual desire in women, increasing the effects of ovarian and testicular hormones, liver problems, menopause, menstrual cramps, menstrual disorders, PMS, nerve inflammation, muscle pain, regulating menstruation and vaginal dryness. From “Prescription for Natural Healing” Balch and Balch, “The Green Pharmacy” Dr. James Duke, “Natural Health Bible” Bratman and Kroll.
Recommendations and Research Dong quai, sometimes spelled Dang-qaui is one of the major herbs in traditional Chinese herbal medicine and is respected on the same level as Ginseng as a restorative tonic for women.. It is sometimes known as Chinese angelica and is used primarily as a female tonic, though some studies have shown that it increases sexual response in males as well. In Chinese herbal medicine Dong quai is generally used in combination with other herbs and is included in nearly all women’s formulas and blood builders.
Dong quai is one of the top recommendations by Dr. James Duke for menstrual cramps. Safety Issues: Dong quai has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries and has shown no signs of toxicity in any studies. It may affect blood clotting and should not be used with other blood thinners. Pregnant women should not use dong-quai. Safety in breastfeeding mothers has not been established.
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- TOP USES: Inhibited sexual desire in women, increase fertility in men and women
- Plus menstrual cramps, menstrual disorders, PMS, nerve inflammation, muscle pain