Dong Quai also know as Angelica. Dong quai grows in China, Korea, and Japan. Dong quai is generally used by the Chinese as a fortifying treatment for the heart, spleen, liver and kidneys. Dong quai has been called "female ginseng. Its use for gynecologic disorders such as unpalatable menstruation (dysmenorrhea) or pelvic pain, recovery from childbirth or illness, and fatigue/low vitality. It is used for almost every gynecological grievance from regulating the menstrual cycle to treating menopausal symptoms caused by hormonal changes. Dong quai contains vitamins E, A and B12.
Dong quai's ingredients can act to stimulate the central nervous system that can remedy flimsiness and headaches associated with menstrual disorders. It heartens internal reproductive organs, helps with endometriosis and internal bleeding or bruising. It palliates menopausal conditions such as dryness and hot flashes. Dong quai is convectionally used in the treatment of arthritis. Dong quai is used as a constituent of formulas for liver qi stasis and spleen insufficiency. It is supposed to work best in patients having a yin profile, and is considered to be a faintly warming herb.
Dong quai is delibrated to return the body to proper order by nourishing the blood and harmonizing vital energy. Dong quai also contains ferulic acid, a pain reliever and muscle relaxer.
Dong quai root use to tea, herbal preparations, capsules, extract and recipes. Root has earned a repute as the "ultimate herb" for women. It is used to restore balance to a woman's hormones and cycles. Dong quai grows at high altitudes in the cold, damp. This redolent perennial plant has smooth purplish stems and bears umbrella-shaped clusters of white flowers and winged fruits in July and August.
The yellowish-brown thick-branched roots of the dong quai plant have various medicinal uses. It takes 3 years for the plant to reach full growth, after that the root is harvested and formulated into tablets, powders, and other medicinal forms. Dong quai comes in tablet, liquid extract, and raw root forms.
Dong Quai typical dose is 2 to 4 grams a day in tablet or liquid extract form. In Chinese medicine, dong quai is often boiled or soaked in wine. The root is removed and the liquid is taken orally. Dong quai should not be used during pregnancy, mainly during the first trimester. It should also not be used during breast-feeding. Dong quai can cause photosensitivity, so people should limit sun exposure and wear sunblock.