Brand Name:Angelica atropurpurea, Angelica dahurica, Angelica sinensis, Chinese angelica, dang gui, ligustilides, Radix Angelicae sinensis, tang-kuei
Generic Name: Dong Quai
Drug Class:Women's Health, Herbals
What Is Dong Quai and How Does It Work?
Dong quai suggested uses include to stimulate normal menstrual flow, prevent cramping, dysmenorrhea, for anemia, constipation, high blood pressure (hypertension), psoriasis, rheumatism, skin depigmentation, and ulcers.
Dong quai effectiveness is controversial. It is apparently more effective in combination with other herbs.
Dong quai is available under the following different brand names: Angelica atropurpurea, Angelica dahurica, Angelica sinensis, Chinese angelica, dang gui, ligustilides, Radix Angelicae sinensis, and tang-kuei.
Dosages of Dong Quai:
- 1 ml orally three times daily
- 1-2 g steeped in boiling water three times daily
Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:
Menopausal symptoms: 4.5 g powder orally once/day
3-4 g orally divided three times daily with meals
520-1560 mg orally three times daily
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