Dong Quai

 

Common names:

  • Chinese Angelica

  • Female Ginseng

 

Essential components:

  • Ferulic acid

  • Z-ligustilide

  • Beta Carotene

 

Properties:

 

Summary:

  • Dong Quai is a staple in Traditional Chinese Medicine used to balance hormones and promote healthy blood circulation. It balances estrogen levels and boosts energy levels. Dong Quai has a significant amount of Ferulic acid, which is responsible for this herb's anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties. 

 

Uses:

  • Supplement

  • Extract

  • Herbal Tea

 

Precautions:

  • Avoid high doses of Dong Quai during pregnancy. Consult with your physician before use.

  • Dong Quai has anticoagulant (blood thinning) properties which will cause it to interact with some blood thinning pharmaceutical drugs. If you are on any blood thinners or/and have high blood pressure, consult your physician before adding this herb to your lifestyle.