Parts used - the root
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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