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dong quai

(doong kwa) (-kwi) Angelica sinensis (Chinese angelica), or its root, a preparation of which is used for gynecologic disorders.

dong quai

(do͝ong kwā, kwī)
n.
A perennial aromatic herb (Angelica sinensis) in the parsley family, native to China and Japan, yielding a root that is used medicinally for gynecological disorders such as premenstrual syndrome, menstrual cramps, and menopausal symptoms.

dong quai

a perennial herb found in Japan, China, and Korea.
uses It is used to restore vitality in tired women; for a variety of gynecological, menstrual, and menopausal symptoms; and to treat cirrhosis of the liver. Current research suggests it is ineffective for treating menopausal symptoms, and there are insufficient data to gauge its effectiveness for other indications.
contraindications It should not be used during pregnancy, in children, or in those with known hypersensitivity. It is contraindicated in people with bleeding disorders, excessive menstrual flow, or acute illness.
A fragrant perennial herb, the root of which is analgesic, sedative, and an immune stimulant; it has been used for abscesses and sores, anaemia, arrhythmias, cancer, dysmenorrhoea, headaches, loss of appetite, menstrual dysfunction, PMS, post-traumatic and post-surgical pain, blurred vision
Toxicity Angelica should not be used in early pregnancy

an·gel·i·ca

(an-jel'i-kă)
An Asian herb (A. sinensis) that is used in many forms (dried root preparations, oils, tinctures) against various complaints; adverse reactions have been widely reported.
Synonym(s): dong quai.
[L., angelic]

dong quai (dng kwī),

n Latin name:
Angelica polymorphia var.
sinesis; part used: roots; uses: PMS, dysmenorrhea, menorrhagia, headaches, neuralgia, herpes, malaria, vitiligo, anemia; precautions; pregnancy, lactation, children; patients with breast, uterine, or ovarian cancer, bleeding conditions, inordinate periods, or acute illness, can cause nausea, bleeding, photosensitivity. Also called
Chinese angelica, dang gui, drykuei, tanggwi, tang-kuei, toki, and
women's ginseng. See also angelica.
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At the annual meeting of the North American Menopause Society in September, researchers presented papers on topics ranging from ginseng's influence on the immune system to the effects of the herb Don Quai for hot flashes.
In a California study, Ettinger and colleagues examined a Chinese therapy called Don Quai for possible estrogenic effects.
Other similar supplements add ingredients like soy, black cohash, or don quai to their product despite the existence of inconclusive scientific studies surrounding the use of such ingredients.