Definition of dong quai in English:

dong quai

Pronunciation /dɒŋ ˈkwɛɪ/ /ˈkwʌɪ/


mass noun
  • An aromatic herb native to China and Japan, the root of which is used by herbalists to treat premenstrual syndrome and menopausal symptoms.

    Angelica sinensis, family Umbelliferae

    • ‘This also is true of many herbal tablets, capsules and extracts, including black or blue cohosh, ephedra, dong quai, feverfew, juniper, pennyroyal, St. John's wort, rosemary and thuja.’
    • ‘Herbal medications that may increase the risk of bleeding if used concurrently with ginkgo include the following: feverfew, garlic, ginseng, dong quai, red clover, and other natural coumarins.’
    • ‘Do bust-enhancing supplements that contain herbs like black cohosh, dong quai, and saw palmetto work?’
    • ‘She tried soy and the herbs dong quai, black cohosh, and red clover, as well as acupressure, massage, and yoga.’
    • ‘They maintain that the synergistic effect of dong quai acting with other herbs accounts for the beneficial effects.’


From Chinese dāngguī.


dong quai

/dɒŋ ˈkwɛɪ/ /ˈkwʌɪ/