Dong Quai

 

Dong Quai

Dong Quai

Angelica sinensis

Source: roots.
Actions: female tonic, phytoestrogenic (plant ingredients that resemble the action of oestrogens).
Therapeutic uses: irregular menstruation, PMS, menopausal symptoms, cramps, restores health after childbirth, blood tonic.
Typical preparation: tablet, liquid tincture.
Contraindications: not recommended during pregnancy or for those with diabetes. High doses (over 500mg a day) may cause abdominal bloating and changes in menstrual timing or flow.