Dong Quai


Parts used - the root


Common Uses

  • Herbalists recommend Dong Quai for many female problems including menstrual cramps, PMS, and the symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes.
  • It is used as a uterine tonic and antispasmodic.
  • It has a mild laxative effect.


Side Effects Large doses of Dong Quai may result in a type of dermatitis.


Safety Issues Dong Quai should not be taken during pregnancy or lactation.

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