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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.
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