angelica sinensis

(redirected from Dongquai)
Also found in: Medical.
Enlarge picture
dong-quai

dong-quai

Looks a lot like poison hemlock. Root used for female reproductive system to regulate hormones, menstrual difficulties, tone uterus, PMS, menopause. Increases blood circulation while lowering pressure. Reduces inflammation, pain spasms. Increases red blood cells, protects liver. Related to Ashtiba, a powerful anti-fungal, antibacterial detoxifier very popular in Asia. Do not take while pregnant, increases miscarriage risk. Blood thinner, so don’t take if already taking Warfarin. Makes skin light sensitive.
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz
References in periodicals archive ?
Angelica sinensis (Oliv.) Diels, which belongs to the genus Angelica (family Apiaceae), was first documented in Shennong Bencao Jing (edited in Han Dynasty in China) and its root is known in Chinese as Danggui or Dongquai. A.