|Dong Quai (Angelica sinensis) Dong
500mg - 60count - $7.99
Dong quai is an aromatic herb that grows in China, Korea,
and Japan. The
reputation of Don quai is second only to Ginseng and is considered the
all-purpose woman's tonic herb. It is used for almost every gynecological
complaint from regulating the menstrual cycle to treating menopausal symptoms
caused by hormonal changes.
Dong quai is frequently used by the Chinese as a strengthening treatment
heart, spleen, liver and kidneys. Both men and women use the herb as a
Dong quai contains vitamins E, A and B12. Researchers have isolated at
six coumarin derivatives that exert antispasmodic and vasodilatory effects.
Antispasmodics are a remedy for menstrual cramps. The essential oil in
quai contains Ligustilide, butylphthalide and numerous other minor components.
Ferulic acid and various polysaccharides are also found in dong quai's
These elements can prevent spasms, reduce blood clotting and relax peripheral
blood vessels. Research has shown that don quai produces a balancing effect
Modern treatments prescribe the herb to combat PMS and to help women
resume normal menstruation after using birth control pills.
The herb has been found useful in balancing and treating many female systems
and cycles. Dong quai's constituents can act to stimulate the central nervous
system which can remedy weakness and headaches associated with menstrual
disorders. It strengthens internal reproductive organs, helps with endometriosis
and internal bleeding or bruising. It relieves menopausal conditions such
vaginal dryness and hot flashes.
The herb has also been used as a blood purifier, to promote blood circulation
and nourish the blood in both sexes. It is high in iron content and may
prevent iron deficiency and anemia. Studies show that it can aid in regulating
blood sugar and in lowering blood pressure.
Dong quai has a mild sedative effect which can relieve stress and calms
nerves. It has also be used to stimulate the uterus during childbirth,
insomnia, alleviate constipation and for migraine headaches.
Parts Used: Whole root. Found in tea, herbal preparations, capsules,
Common Use: The root has earned a reputation as the "ultimate herb"
women. It is used to restore balance to a woman's hormones and cycles and
helpful in restoring menstrual regularity and for conditions of the reproductive
system. It is not recommended during pregnancy, for women with excessive
menstrual flow or for people taking blood thinning agents.
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