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Dong quai

Angelica sinensis

Use this herb for:


  • Preventative towards anemia

  • Uterine tonic

  • Anti-arrhythmic

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Liver protecting

  • Anemia

  • Tonic to the female reproductive system

  • Endometriosis

  • Absent, irregular or heavy periods

  • Menopause

  • Constipation

  • Overian cysts

  • Liver damage

  • Angina

  • Palpitations



  • Volatile oils (ligustilide, n-butylidene phthalide)

  • Ferulic

  • Coumarina

  • Phytosterols

  • Minerals

  • B-vitamins & vitamin C


Bitter, warming, sweet, clearing, oily


For the Atrophic, Depressed & Torpid Tissue states.




Not for use during acute viral infections.

Not recommended during the first trimester of pregnancy or for women prone to spontaneous abortion.

Case reports indicate it may interact with anti-coagulants including Warfarin (Mediherb 2013).

While used to nourish the blood, it is not recommended for women with heavy menses.

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