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Dong Quai (Angelica sinensis or Angelica polymorpha var. sinensis) is an herb with a long history of use in traditional Chinese medicine. It’s primarily known for its potential medicinal properties related to women’s health. Studies have explored its effectiveness as a uterine tonic, menstrual flow-stimulant, anti-spasmodic, mild laxative, anti-inflammatory, and generally promoting health and vitality.

Often referred to as “female ginseng,” Dong Quai supports various aspects of women’s well-being, particularly in addressing menstrual and menopausal symptoms. However, testing helps ensure this herb is appropriate for each situation.

Dong quai root

Dong Quai contains essential oil (0.4% to 0.7%), mainly consisting of the phthalides ligustilide and n-butylidene phthalide (n-butylidene phthalide has a penetrating characteristic fragrance, like all plant phthalides). It also contains phytosterols, ferulic acid, and coumarins (angelol, angelicone).

Dong Quai has been shown in scientific studies to:

*Dong Quai should not be taken during pregnancy or by women who have menses lasting shorter than 28 days. Take as directed by your Wellness Way clinic.

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Dong Quai Bottle

The human body is like a finely tuned Swiss watch, with each gear (organ system) affecting all the others. For more information or to get tested, contact a Wellness Way clinic. We’ll help you understand how your body is currently functioning and the best ways to support it!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.


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Disclaimer: This content is for educational purposes only. It’s not intended as a substitute for the advice provided by your Wellness Way clinic or personal physician, especially if currently taking prescription or over-the-counter medications. Pregnant women, in particular, should seek the advice of a physician before trying any herb or supplement listed on this website. Always speak with your individual clinic before adding any medication, herb, or nutritional supplement to your health protocol. Information and statements regarding dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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