Dong Quai Blood tonic, Emmenagogue, Sedative, Analgesic, Laxative
In China, it is called Dong Quai and is considered at this time to be the greatest of all female herbs, a female version of Ginseng used by over a billion women. Some Herbalists call Dong Quai the Queen of all female herbs. It is often included in prescriptions for abnormal menstruation, suppressed menstrual flow, painful or difficult menstruation, and uterine bleeding. A traditional use of dong quai was for hot flashes associated with perimenopause.
Angelica Sinensis as it is called in this country has a long history of successfully treating female disorders. Angelica helps promote circulation, stimulating the uterus and stopping pain in that area. It is also helpful where there is anemia and is usually given to women, but men may also benefit from taking this herb when there are signs of anemia.
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Angelica nourishes the feminine system, stimulates hormone production, and thereby normalizes the ovaries and strengthens the womb. This same herb stimulates and balances hormone production, which can relieve hot flashes and the growth of ovarian cysts.
Parts Used: Root
The upper part of the root is considered a great blood builder. The tails of the root are used in emergencies as a blood clot dissolver after serious accidents or for expelling the afterbirth that has failed to appear. The coumarins in angelica are valuable medication for reducing high-protein edemas, such as swelling of the lymph nodes (lymphedema). It is also used for treating psoriasis accompanying arthritis.
Angelica also relieves pain, cleanses the blood, and has a sedative effect on the central nervous system.
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