There has been just one documented case of interaction between dong quai
(Angelica sinensis) and warfarin.
15] which at least would suggest exactly what the authors concluded that Dong Quai
has no relevant activity against hot flashes beyond an adequately constructed placebo.
Natural treatments said to help with night sweats include soya supplements - Japanese women who eat a lot of soya have far fewer night sweats than Western women - and the Chinese herb dong quai
, which has oestrogen-like properties and should not be taken if you are already on HRT.
, ginseng, and evening primrose oil have all been tested against place bo in clinical trials, and no benefit was seen.
Herbs - a number of herbs have been used for centuries to help rebalance hormone levels during the menopause, including Agnus Castus (chaste berry) which is thought to help prevent hot flushes, valerian to ease tension and Korean ginseng to boost the activity level of the adrenal glands; the Chinese herb dong quai
is thought to have oestrogenic properties;
But Roz says the best across-the-board menopause herb is Dong Quai
, used by Chinese women for thousands of years and widely available in natural health shops.
Other nutrients that could affect clotting include alfalfa, chamomile, feverfew, echinacea, dong quai
, willow bark (natural aspirin), goldenseal, and horse chestnut.
Sage, Dong Quai
(also called Chinese Angelica) and Evening Primrose Oil may help hot flushes, according to the Amarant Trust.
Typical Brands: Health Products Warehouse Dong Quai
, Rejuvex, Rite Aid Mature Women's Dietary Supplement.
For your hot flushes, you may want to try sage or the Chinese herb dong quai
, although you should not take dong quai
The substances assessed were phytoestrogens/isoflavones, black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa), dong quai
(Angelica sinensis), ginseng (Ginseng spp), DHEA, steroid and yam (Dioscorea villosa) creams.
Researchers looked for correlations between dietary supplement usage and the incidence of breast cancer, comparing a range of products including, any phytoestrogen, any Isoflavone including Genistein, Red clover, soy medications, Black cohosh or Remifemin(R), Biestrogen, DHEA, Dong quai
, Estrovin, Ginseng, Promensil, Rejuvex, steroid creams, and yam creams.