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Dong Quai Root

Dong Quai Root

All Purpose Women's Tonic

Dong quai is an aromatic herb that grows in China, Korea, and Japan.

The reputation of Don quai is second only to Ginseng and is considered the ultimate, all-purpose woman's tonic herb. Women use it to strengthen their reproductive organs, regulate the menstrual cycle and regulate the blood throughout the body, but especially in the pelvic area.

Dong Quai Plant Flowering

Some researchers contend that active ingredients called coumarins are responsible for Dong Quai Roots effectiveness. Coumarins dilate blood vessels, stimulating the central nervous system and increasing blood flow throughout the body. They may also relax the smooth muscles of the uterus, which would help to explain the herb's traditional use for menstrual cramps.

Dong Quai also balances PMS symptoms including breast tenderness, constipation and dizziness.

For menopausal symptoms, women use dong quai for hot flashes, pelvic pain, insomnia, mood changes, and vaginal dryness.

Nature's Way Dong Quai contains vitamins, minerals, and herbs to balance hormones, relieve water retention, decrease cravings, and alleviate mood swings. Nature's Way PMS is a natural approach for PMS.

Chinese medicine also uses this herb for balancing blood pressure, cholesterol levels and lung function. Both men and women use the herb as a general blood tonic.

Dong quai is found in tea, herbal preparations, capsules, extract and recipes.

Dong Quai Supplement

Dong quai root has been an important element in traditional Chinese medicine for several thousand years. Also called "female ginseng" it is the second most popular herb in China today. It is also one of the most thoroughly researched Chinese herbs.

In China, dong quai is commonly used to support regular menstrual cycles and ease menstrual pain. Dong quai's ability to relax smooth muscles and dilate blood vessels may prove beneficial to both men and women for supporting normal blood pressure levels. Dong quai is an antispasmodic and can help open large blood vessels.

See also: Dong Quai as an Herb

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