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Dong Quai (Angelica Sinensis) - 当归 (dāng guī)

Dong Quai (Angelica Sinensis) - 当归 (dāng guī)

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Angelica sinensis, commonly known as dong quai (當歸), or female ginseng, is an herb grown on high altitude mountains in China, Japan and Korea. Commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine to nourish the blood, dong quai is often used to treat menstrual cramps and menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes. Given its blood nourishment properties, dong quai has also been found to help with acute coronary syndrome and renal insufficiency1. It is a popular during the winter season due to its properties and because it bolsters qi during the cold season.

Common Uses of Dang Gui  当归 in Traditional Chinese Medicine: 

  • To enrich blood, activate blood circulation, regulate menstruation, relieve pain, and relax bowels.
  • Note: There are multiple parts of Angelicae Sinensis

    1. The head - Caput Radicis Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui Tou is the most tonifying part, but less effective in activating. It nourishes blood and controls bleeding, and is mostly used for blood deficiency, metrorrhagia and other bleeding
    2. The tail - Extremitas Radicis Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui Wei is the least tonifying but most activating. 
    3. The body - Corpus Radicis Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui Shen is more tonifying than activating. The main effect of promoting blood circulation and dredging collaterals.

Precaution: Use Chinese herbs or herbal extracts with caution. Professional advice is suggested.  In TCM, Chinese herbs are often combined in the context of formulas to enhance each other's desirable action and to minimize any potential side effect. Consult a professional if you are taking any prescription medications or Western medications as it can cause interference and strong effect in the body.

 

Disclaimer & Precautions: This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Use Chinese herbs or herbal extracts with caution. Professional advice is suggested. In TCM, Chinese herbs are often combined in the context of formulas to enhance each other's desirable action and to minimize any potential side effect. Consult a professional if you are pregnant or are taking any prescription medications or Western medications as it can cause interference or have a strong effect on the body. Loose, whole herbs may vary from pictures due to its natural form and cut. Bag packaging may also differ as we source from multiple sources to ensure we have product on hand. All will have labels indicating scientific name, Chinese name, and weight.

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