Dong Quai 70g

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Dong Quai

Plant Uses:  Used widely in Traditional Chinese medicine for many things.  Today it is mostly used as an all-purpose herb for a wide range of female complaints including balancing hormones and reducing the symptoms of menopause.  Dong Quai is also used as a blood tonic for men and women.

Plant Preparation:  Decoction (cook your herbs).

Plant Properties:  Adaptogen, alterative, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, blood and digestive tonic, circulatory and immune stimulant, diuretic, mild laxative, may help relieve pain, calming of muscle spasms, protective of the liver, toning of the female reproductive system, uterine relaxant and yin tonic.

Energetics & Taste:  Downward moving, sweet, pungent, bitter, warm, moist.

Scientific Name:  Angelica Sinensis.

Other Common Names:  Female ginseng, Chinese angelica, tang kuie, doong quai, quingui.

Family:  Apiaceae.

Part Used:  Root.

 

Cautions and contraindications: With all herbs, it is important that you do your own research before consuming them. Although many herbs are generally safe to use, some herbs may have interactions with medication or be unsuitable to take during pregnancy.