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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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The use of Dong Quai to manage hot flashes in men receiving ADT has not been previously reported to our knowledge and is the basis of this research.
2-9) The present review expands upon previous work by focusing in greater depth on acute menopausal symptoms and assessing a range of NPS including black cohosh, dong quai, evening primrose oil, ginseng, sage and phytoestrogens.
Traditional use: Dong quai is arguably one of the oldest and most established therapeutic agents used within the Traditional Chinese Medicine healing model.
Ginseng, red clover, dong quai and evening primrose oil have little or no effect.
Other herbs that may be beneficial include Dong Quai (500 mg to 1000 mg two or three times daily); evening primrose oil (500mg three or four times daily); ginseng (100 mg to 500 mg three times daily); and Vitex agnus castus (175 mg daily).
Herbs like black cohosh, vitex and dong quai are often useful in the short term.
Other adaptogens include Ashwaganda, Schizandra, and Dong quai.
Naturade Total Soy Menopause Relief also contains other herbs for women's health, including dong quai and black cohosh, plus kava-kava to help maintain mental balance during a period often characterized by anxiety, irritability and insomnia.
The root of dong quai, also know as Chinese angelica, is a widely used remedy in Asia for a variety of female conditions, and is now becoming more popular in the United States.
The Chinese herb dong quai is the foremost of female tonics and can help regulate periods and reduce bleeding.
It also features vitex, nettles and dong quai herbs, often prescribed in traditional Chinese medicine for the relief' of premenstrual symptoms and cramping.