Dong Quai Root

R 150.00R 1,100.00

Dong Quai Root – (Angelica sinensis).

Decoction: 1-2 teaspoons of root in 1 cup of cold water. Bring to the boil and simmer gently for 10-15 minutes. Strain. Drink 2-3 times per day.

Available in 100g or 1kg.

Description

Dong quai root

Dong quai root has been used for more than one thousand years as a spice, tonic, and medicine in China, Korea, and Japan.

It is still used often in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), where it is usually combined with other herbs. It is often prescribes to treat women’s reproductive problems, such as dysmenorrhea or painful menstruation, and to improve blood flow.

Dong quai root is sometimes called the “female ginseng.” Although there are few scientific studies on dong quai, it is sometimes suggested to relieve cramps, irregular menstrual cycles, infrequent periods, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and menopausal symptoms.

Dong quai contains essential vitamins and minerals to help support optimal health, including vitamin E, iron, cobalt, niacin, magnesium, potassium, and vitamins A, C, and B12. The plant also contains numerous phytochemicals, including coumarins, phytosterols, polysaccharides, and flavonoids.

The phytoestrogens in dong quai work with the body’s natural estrogen, optimizing female hormones. This action enhances sexual responsiveness, and has a tonic effect on a whole range of menstrual problems including menopause, painful menses, hot flashes, night sweats and mood swings. Dong quai’s other qualities include, liver protection, pain relief, and strong antibacterial actions. Dong quai increases production of white blood cells strengthening the immune system, which may play a role in cancer prevention.

Although research on dong quai’s health effects is limited, some preliminary studies suggest the herb might be helpful for arthritis and osteoarthritis.

In a 2014 study on cells taken from both human cartilage and rats, scientists observed that compounds extracted from dong quai might inhibit the osteoarthritis-related breakdown of cartilage.

Since dong quai may have anticoagulant and estrogen-like effects, it should not be used by:

  • People with bleeding disorders
  • Women who tend to experience excessive menstrual bleeding
  • Pregnant or nursing women
  • People with estrogen-related conditions
  • Those about to have surgery

Due to its estrogen-like effects, it should also be avoided by people with hormone-sensitive conditions such as:

  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Cancers of the breast, uterus, or ovaries

How to make Dong Quai Root Tea
Ingredients: Dong Quai
Recipe Instructions: Decoction :Use one teaspoonful of herbal blend to each cup boiling water. Infuse for 10 minutes and drink warm. Add honey and cinnamon to improve taste.

If you are wanting to buy Dong Quai root in South Africa we supply it in 100g and whole dong quai root in 1kg.

Additional information

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100g, 1kg