Dang Gui Herbal Remedies
Dang gui is best known for its blood-tonifying and blood-strengthening properties. It vitalizes the blood and tonifies the uterus and female generative organs. It is used for anemia (in both men and women), amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, and irregular menstruation, and in formulas for relieving the unpleasant symptoms associated with PMS and menopause. Dang gui is further used for general debility and circulatory problems, such as angina and coronary heart problems. It is one of the most widely used herbs in the world. Dong Quai has a taste of SWEET, ACRID, BITTER and a temperature of WARM.
Dang Gui Proper Dose
|Dang Gui Decoction||1 cup 2-3 x daily|
|Dang Gui Tincture||1-2 droppersful daily|
Dang Gui Reference Information
|Latin Name||Angelica sinensis|
|Other Names||Dong quai|
|Herb Forms||Tincture, capsule, tablet, bulk herb, powder.|
|Affects||Blood, Reproductive system|
|Cautions||Avoid during pregnancy. Also, avoid use when experiencing weak digestion accompanied by watery stools. As far as is now known, based on an extensive review of the literature and from traditional use, dang gui is not estrogenic, and thus safe to take wit|
|Botanical Info||A small, fern-leafed aromatic plant from the parsley family native to China.|
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