Dong Quai Root aka Ginseng For Women
Dong quai root (Angelica sinensis ) is popular in Traditional Chinese Medecine (TCM) and has been used for thousands of years as a spice, tonic, and medicine in China Korea & Japan. It is usually used in combination with other herbs. It is a good sources of Vitamin B12. It has antioxidant activity. It is sometimes called the female ginseng. Women use it to help with pms, menstrual cramps, irregular periods, dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation), to improve circulation, and menopausal symptoms.Benefits of dong quai include relieving menstrual symptoms because it helps relax & contract uterine muscles. It also enhances body metabolism and oxygen use in the liver. It also helps protect the liver from toxins. When the hormones are cleared from the liver it helps with metabolism and endocrine function.
Additional benefits include :
Protection against vitamin e deficiency
Reducing heart palpitations
Prevent coronaries due to clogged arteries
Lowers blood pressure.
Calms the mind and smooths the muscle in the intestines and blader.
Can also be used as an aphrodisiac
Do not used dong quai during pregnancy because it may cause the uterus to contract and may cause miscarriage. It should also not be used by nursing mothers.
It should also not be used if taking Warfarin as it may cause bleeding.
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