ANGELICA SINENSIS - DONG QUAI
This herb is often referred to as Chinese Angelica or Dong Quai pronounced 'Dong Kwy'.The term 'female ginseng' is often used by herbalists when referring to Dong Quai and its tonifying properties.
USES OF DONG QUAI:
PMT (Pre-menstrual tension, or pre-menstrual syndrome)
Amenorrhoea (lack of menstrual flow),
Dysmenorrhoea (painful menstruation),
Infertility and Anaemia (blood iron deficiency)
Menopause - Dong Quai may help improve;
Hot flushes (flashes)
Nerve debility (panic attacks, general nervousness)
Anaemia, and Osteoporosis
Angelica (Angelica atropurpurea), also known as dong quai, may not only reduce cravings, it may help create a dislike for alcohol.
The plant has antihistamine properties. Histamine is a brain neurotransmitter.
Do not take Dong Quai during pregnancy; and it would be wise to avoid it when taking any other product or drug which affects the female hormone system - such as HRT or the contraceptive pill.
Dong Quai may help stimulate menstrual flow, therefore it is considered best to avoid its use with heavy menstrual flow or flooding
RESULTS MAY VARY