Dong Quai - Female Ginseng (Angelica sinensis)
Dong Quai Female Herb is known as a tonic for women and is used in the treatment for premenstrual syndrome PMS, menstrual cramps and to help with menopause.
Dong Quai is an ancient Chinese herb that has been traditionally used for female complaints such as heavy menstrual bleeding and premenstrual syndrome. Dong Quai contains plant hormones such as beta-sitosterol. Dong Quai is considered in Chinese medicine as a harmonizing tonic.
Dong Quai has been the favorite female herb in China for over a thousand years and has made great inroads in Europe and the United States. It is acclaimed to be effective against many types of female problems. Dong Quai is also an aid in general circulation. It helps in dissolving blood clots, rebuilding of the blood, strengthening the female organs and great for those planning pregnancy.
Dong Quai is an aromatic herb that grows in China, Korea, and Japan. The reputation of Dong Quai is second only to Ginseng and is considered the ultimate, all-purpose woman's tonic herb. It is used for almost every gynecological complaint from regulating the menstrual cycle to treating menopausal symptoms caused by hormonal changes.
Dong quai is frequently used by the Chinese as a strengthening treatment for the heart, spleen, liver and kidneys. Both men and women use the herb as a general blood tonic.
Dong Quai contains vitamins E, A and B12. Researchers have isolated at least six coumarin derivatives that exert antispasmodic and vasodilatory effects. Antispasmodics are a remedy for menstrual cramps. The essential oil in dong quai contains Ligustilide, butylphthalide and numerous other minor components. Ferulic acid and various polysaccharides are also found in dong quai's root. These elements can prevent spasms, reduce blood clotting and relax peripheral blood vessels. Research has shown that Dong Quai produces a balancing effect on estrogen activity.
Modern treatments prescribe the herb to combat PMS and to help women resume normal menstruation after using birth control pills.
The herb has been found useful in balancing and treating many female systems and cycles. Dong Quai's constituents can act to stimulate the central nervous system which can remedy weakness and headaches associated with menstrual disorders. It strengthens internal reproductive organs, helps with endometriosis and internal bleeding or bruising. It relieves menopausal conditions such as vaginal dryness and hot flashes.
The herb has also been used as a blood purifier, to promote blood circulation and nourish the blood in both sexes. It is high in iron content and may help to prevent iron deficiency and anemia. Studies show that it can aid in regulating blood sugar and in lowering blood pressure.
Dong Quai has a mild sedative effect which can relieve stress and calms the nerves. It has also be used to stimulate the uterus during childbirth, treat insomnia, alleviate constipation and for migraine headaches.
Dong Quai has earned a reputation as the "ultimate herb" for women. It is used to restore balance to a woman's hormones and cycles and is helpful in restoring menstrual regularity and for conditions of the reproductive system. It is not recommended during pregnancy, for women with excessive menstrual flow or for people taking blood thinning agents.
It is beneficial for teens (menstruation) and women in menopause. Some of the benefits: Anemia, Bleeding (internal), Blood Purifier, Childbirth, Brain Support, Female Glands, Female Problems, Hot Flashes (Add MACA), Menopause, Uterus (prolapsed).
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