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Dong Quai Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

Repertory
General Name
Dong Quai
English Name
Chinese Angelica
Botanical Name
Angelica Sinensis
Chinese Name
Dang Gui
Homeopathic Name
Angelica Sinensis   -   Mother Tincture

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Action of Dong Quai

Most Effective

Nutrients in Dong Quai

Highly Effective

Nature of
Dong Quai

Warm

Parts Used

Whole Plant

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Dong Quai

-Dong Quai is a females Herb. Although it is a good herbal remedy for the problems associated with Females Reproductive Organs. However, the excess and high doses of Dong Quai may cause the following problems.

Skin becomes more sensitive to the Sun. This happens with people having light Skin and may increase the risk of Skin Cancer. It may cause allergic reactions such as Hives, Skin Inflammation, Rashes, Swelling on Face, Mouth, Lips and Tongue.

-It is well known for scanty Menses and other Menstrual Disorders. But over doses may disrupt the Blood Coagulation System. It may increase the risk of Bleeding and Bruises. Hence, causes Bleeding Disorders, Hot Fleshes and worsen the conditions.
-People with Blood Pressure and Diabetes should avoid Dong Quai. As it may affect your Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar.

-In Case of Women Please avoid if you have any of the following...
Pregnant, Nursing Mothers, Breast Cancer, Cancer of Reproductive Parts.
Not good for women with heavy menstrual bleeding or fibroids. there may be aggravation.
-In Case of Men , Avoid, If you are having Prostrate Cancer.
May cause Gynecomastia in men. Men may develop inordinately large boobs. Large boobs in men are generally called man boobs.
It may cause Stomach Upsets, Nausea and Vomiting.

-Patients having diarrhea or bloating should refrain from it.
Dong Quai must not be mixed with warfarin (anticoagulants) and Radix Angelicae Sinensis, such antibiotics as sulfonamides and quinolones.

-It is always recommend to take doses in limit and should concern a doctor first. High doses and prolonged use of Dong Quai may cause complications they are as follows. .

Chills
Fever
Nausea
Asthma
Bloating
Burping
Diarrhea
Dizziness
Anorexia
Fatigue
Dry Mouth
Headache
Irritability
Vomiting
Wheezing
Weakness
Hot Flushes
Skin Irritation
Low Energy
Drowsiness
Abdominal Pain
Gynecomastia
Upset Stomach
Vision Problems
Kidney Problems
Loss of Appetite
Sleeping Problems
Excess of Sweating
Abnormal Heart Beat
Difficulty in Breathing
Disrupt the Menstrual Cycle and Sex Drive
Increase the risk of Cancer and Miscarriages


Drug Interaction :
If you are taking Dong Quai then do not take Anticoagulant drugs.
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Description

Dong Quai is a plant. Renowned as a female Herb.
It is perennial.
It grows in a tropical climate.
It grows up to 2 M.
Best used for Premenstrual Syndrome and regulating female Reproductive System.

In TCM :
Dong Quai Root : Dang Gui
Dong Quai Head : Dang Gui Tou
Meridians associated : Heart, Spleen and Liver



 

Origin

Grown In

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Materia Medica for Dong Quai

Dong Quai general

Dong Quai is called the female ginseng. It is a herbal treatment for Gynecologic problems. Don Quai regulates the Menstrual cycle and eases Menstrual Pain and Cramping. It also helps relieve Hot flashes, Menopause, PMS and Vaginal dryness. It eases the pain of Ovarian cysts.
Take Dong Quai for Heart diseases. It dilates the Blood vessels which increases the blood flow in the Arteries. Dong Quai inhibits the formation of clots and reduces the risk of Heart attacks. This helps regulating high Blood Pressure. Take Dong quai for Atherosclerosis. It reduces the formation of Atherosclerotic plaques on the artery walls. Restores Red Blood Cells and thus, is very effective in fast recovery after injury or surgery. Increase blood circulation throughout the body and skin. Detoxifies it and benefits the complexion.
Use Dong Quai for Infertility. It contains ferulic acid which increases the motility and viability of sperm cells. Dong Quai shields Sperm cells membranes against Cell harming free radicals.
Dong Quai gives relief from any kind of pain. It helps in abdominal pain and traumatic injuries. Dong Quai acts as an Analgesic for Uterine cramps, Headaches and Arthritis. It relaxes and soothes pains in muscles
Don Quai acts as a Nervine. Its sedative effect relieves stress and calms the Nerves. Take Dong Quai for Insomnia. It induces deep sound sleep. Dong Quai helps in Sleeplessness and restlessness.
Dong Quai is a lady's specialist. It cures most of the ailments affecting women.
Improves Glandular Activity. It enlarges Small Breasts in women. It balances hormones. It treats Poor Blood Circulation.
Men beware. It will enlarge your breasts.
Methods of Administration. How to take
Tincture. The best and the most potent method of consuming Dong Quai is to Tincture it.
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Decoction: Make a tea.
Put l/2 teaspoonful of the powdered root in a cup of water. Boil it. Simmer for l0 minutes. Drink three times a day.
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Dong Quai for Female Libido

Dong Quai is a herb for the Females.
Dong Quai balances the Harmone activity.
It is both, an Aphrodisiac and as an Anaphrodisiac.
It is recommended for both, Low Libido and High Libido.
It normalizes the human economy.
Take it as a decoction. Dosage : 10 Ml
If the herb is not available in its natural for, take capsules.

Dong Quai for Difficult Menses

Prepare a decoction of Dong Quai roots and take 2 times daily. It gives relief in Difficult Menses.

Dong Quai for Blocked Fallopian Tubes

Put half teaspoon of Dong Quai powdered roots in one cup of water. Boil it. Simmer for 10 minutes. Drink thrice daily.

Dong Quai for Hyperprolactinemia

Put half teaspoon of powdered Dong Quai roots in one cup of water. Boil it. Simmer for 10 minutes. Drink it thrice daily.

Dong Quai for Metrorrhagia

Prepare a decoction, made of 1 teaspoon of powdered Dong Quai root and one cup of water. Drink it twice daily.

Dong Quai for Hormonal Imbalance

Powder the root and leaves of Dong Quai. Consume 1 to 2 tablespoons with water. Repeat it daily to maintain balance.

Dong Quai for Female Fertility

Dong Quai regulates female Hormones and improves the blood circulation to the Uterus. It is detoxificant in nature and keeps a good care of a Female's Reproductive Organs.
Whether the Libido is low or High, Dong Quai is recommended in both cases.
Prepare a decoction of dried Dong Quai roots and drink it once in a day.
OR
It is also available in capsule form, take 1 Capsule every day.

Dong Quai for Endometriosis

Dong Quai is one of the best remedy for females reproductive organs. It improves blood circulation and also heals the damaged or scared tissues.
Take 1 tablespoon of dried Dong Quai root. Boil it for 10 min and drink this decoction once in a day.

Dong Quai for Menses Scanty

Make a decoction of Dong Quai roots. Have a cup in the morning and evening. This herb is meant for a female' s reproductive organs.
OR : Buy Angelica Sinesis mother tincture and take 10 drops 3 times in a day with a glass of water.

Dong Quai for PCOS

Dong Quai enhances the blood flow to the pelvic areas. It provides a good reproductive care. It rules out all the causes that may lead to infertility like PCOS, Endometriosis, and Uterine Fibroids.
Have 1 cup of Dong Quai tea every day.
OR : Have 10 drops of Dong Quai tincture in a glass of water every day. Take it 2 times in a day.
 
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Herbal Treatment For Menstrual Disorders 1

Prepare a decoction of Rosa Rugosa buds, Dong Quai root and Bugleweed leaves. Take it twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Menstrual Disorders 3

Prepare a decoction of Dong Quai root and Chinese Motherwort leaves. Take it twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Vaginal Care 2

For internal medication the following herbs top the list
Dong Quai
Pueraria Mirifica
Betel Leaf and Carambola together
Manjakani
For local application Use decoction of Betal leaves and or Manjakani.
Betal Leaves. Boil Macerated Betel leaves. Reduce heat to simmer for 10 minutes. Cool till warm. Dip tampon in liquid. Insert in Vagina. Keep it there for 15 minutes. Remove. Repeat daily for one week.
Manjakani. Coarsely powder Mnajakani balls. Boil about 50 gms of Manjakani in one liter of water. Reduce heat and simmer till water is half. Cool. Dip a tampon in the liquid. Insert in Vagina. Keep it there for 15 minutes. Remove. Repeat daily for one week.

Herbal Treatment For Buerger's Disease

Mix 1 teaspoon each of Dong Quai and Red Sage. Consume it with a glass of water, twice daily.

Herbal Treatment For Curing Spleen Diseases

Following herbs, in conjunction are beneficial for Spleen nourishment and cure Spleen Disorders, if any. Even if you do not suffer from any disease, it is recommended that you take the combination for 15 days every year. This acts as a tonic for Spleen.

Codonopsis
Astragalus
Atractylodes Rhizome
Dong Quai
Cardamom
Elecampane
Indian Gooseberry
Fennel
White Peony
Common Marshmallow

You may buy the formula, containing the above mentioned Herbs. Capsule form, is readily available. Consume one capsule everyday , for 15 days.

Herbal Treatment For Debility 5

Following herbs, in conjunction are beneficial for Energy, Stamina and improves overall feeling of well-being. It is the perfect daily Energy supplement.
Ginseng Korean
Polygonatum
Chinese Knotweed
Dong Quai
Schisandra
Wild Yam
Chinese Liquorice
Goji Berry
White Peony
Hoelen
Eucommia
Glehnia
Cornus Officinalis
Citron
Paeonia Suffruticosa
Red Sage
Bupleurum
You may buy the formula, containing the above mentioned Herbs. Capsule form is readily available. Consume 1 capsule per day.

Herbal Treatment For Reproductive Problems of Males 1

Following herbs, in conjunction are beneficial for Reproductive Problems of Males and act as a powerful Kidney tonic. It is also useful in increasing low levels of Libido.
Ginseng Korean
Dong Quai
Dodder
Cinnamon
Chinese Liquorice
Rehmannia
Atractylodes Macrocephala
Black Musli
Astragalus
Hoelen
Psoralea
Dipsacus Fullonum
Morinda Officinalis
Cynomorium Songaricum
Horny Goat Weed
Mondo Grass
Chinese Raspberry
Achyranthes Aspera
Fenugreek
Cistanche Deserticola
Goji Berry
Paeonia Suffruticosa
You may buy the formula, containing the above mentioned Herbs. Capsule form is readily available. Consume 2 capsules per day.

Herbal Treatment For Constipation 21

Following herbs, in conjunction are beneficial for Constipation. These are used to clear Intestinal heat, moisten the Stool and promote Bowel movement.
Peach
Notopterygium
Rhubarb
Dong Quai
Marijuana
You may buy the formula, containing the above mentioned Herbs. Capsule form is readily available. Consume 1 capsule 3 times a day.

Herbal Treatment For Liver and Kidney Tonic

Following herbs, in conjunction are beneficial for Liver and Kidney nourishment.
Chinese Knotweed
Dong Quai
Polygonatum
Rehmannia
Ligusticum Wallichii
Angelica Dahurica
Allspice
Clove
Citron
You may buy the formula, containing the above mentioned Herbs. Capsule form is readily available. Consume 1 capsule per day.

Herbal Treatment For Sexual Health 2

Following herbs, in conjunction are beneficial for male and female Sexual energy. It increases vitality and stamina.
Morinda Officinalis
Dong Quai
Eucommia
Aconitum Carmichaelii
Goji Berry
Garlic Chives
Ginseng Korean
Cinnamon
Yam Rhizome
Cornus Officinalis
Cnidium
Rehmannia
Cynomorium Songaricum
Cuscuta Chinensis
Horny Goat Weed
You may buy the formula, containing the above mentioned Herbs. Capsule form is readily available. Consume 1 capsule 3 times a day for one month.

Herbal Treatment For Reproductive Problems of Males 2

Following herbs, in conjunction are beneficial for Reproductive Problems of Males and act as a powerful kidney tonic.
Ginseng Korean
Astragalus
Dong Quai
Rehmannia
Cuscuta Chinensis
Goji Berry
Fennel
Zanthoxylum Piperitum
Morinda Officinalis
Cornus Officinalis
Polyporus Umbellatus
Psoralea
Achyranthes Aspera
Yam Rhizome
Horny Goat Weed
Eucommia
Cinnamon
Paeonia Suffruticosa
Raspberry
Chinese Knotweed
Anemarrhena
Atractylodes Macrocephala
Water Plantain
Senega
White Peony
Anemone Chinensis
Honey
You may buy the formula, containing the above mentioned Herbs. Capsule form is readily available. Consume 1 capsule 3 times a day.
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Queries on Dong Quai
Indrani
31 Oct 2015
I have endometriosis with chocolate cyst of 2.3 cm, I am planning to buy Dong Quai Root capsules 1,100 mg. Is it advisable, Please help me with correct dose,
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Herbpathy Research Team
03 Nov 2015
Dear Indrani

Yes, you can take Dong Quai. It is like a boon to females. It tones up the reproductive organs and provide strength.

Regards
Herbpathy Research Team
( Make Life Healthy )

 
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
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Jasmine
23 Feb 2016
We have married for the last 10 years. I am 37 years and my husband is 45 now. I have 4th stage of endometriosis. Twice done laparoscopy to remove it. Two times tried to conceive through IVF too. But both failed. Kindly advice to cure endometriosis and conceive.

Thanks,

Jasmine
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Kreeti
04 Mar 2016
Drink one cup of Ginger Tea daily. You should include Soyabean products in your daily diet. And, the most effective Herb is Dong Quai. You may buy the capsules and take one capsule daily. Continue for a month. Herbs that will help to tone up and rejuvenate your Reproductive system are-
Manjakani and Shatavari. You may take manjakani decoction daily for a month and shatavari capsules for 2 months.
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Jasmine
07 Mar 2016
Thank you so much for your reply. I will start doses as soon as I get herbs and let you know the result. Regards,
Jasmine
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Rakhi ( Punjab )
04 Apr 2016
I am 19years old menstrual not started yet pl advise what can l do whose herb is good
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Swarnim
26 Apr 2016
Dear Rakhi
Do not worry. There might be slight hormonal imbalance. Low level of estrogen or progesterone. You may try with the hormonal balancing Herbs.
Dong Quai, shatavari and chasteberry are quite effective ones. Take dong quai capsules once in a day. Take it for a month. It is advised that you should also consult your health care provider regarding this.
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Suman ( INDIA/Punjab )
25 Apr 2017
dong quai in menopause Tell me effect
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Rupal ( India )
08 Jun 2017
Hi,
I am 37 and have scanty periods that last for 2 days. Periods are regular though in 30 days. I started with dong quai and chaste berry capsules before 2 months. Now my periods cycle is 26 to 28 days but still only for 2 days. I am trying to conceive from last one year. Had ectopic pregnancy last year. Please help should I continue capsules or stop?

Thanks in advance.
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Madhushree ( India )
04 Jul 2017
Now You may stop taking Chaste Berry. and continue with Dong Quai capsules. I will suggest that you take Fevernut decoction for 20 days.
And do not consume any herbs during your periods. Start taking Asparagus capsules . It is known as Shatavari in India. Buy capsules, take one capsule, every day for a month. I will suggest that you get your pelvic ultrasound done. This will rule out the chances of cysts. You need to be sure of the cause behind it. SO an ultrasound is a must here.
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Meghana ( India )
18 Dec 2017
I have pcod ,hypothrodism irregular periods I have checked with doctor they have given me thyronorm 250mcg tables but still irregular periods I want to get pregnant my age is 23 we are trying since 3 years to get pregnant plzz Help me
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Herbpathy
20 Dec 2017
Thyronorm is the remedy for curing hypothyroidism. For PCOD and irregular periods take Fever Nut decoction, for a month, ANd also a cup of Chaste Berry tea, every day for a month. Take these herbs for a month and share the feedback with us.
 
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
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