Also known as angelica, dong quai is a plant which grows natively in China, Korea, Japan. It has been used during the past centuries in Asian civilizations as an herbal medicine. The dong quai also goes by the names of willow older, Sovereign herb, Female ginseng, empress of the herbs.
Dong quai is used mainly for its ability to aid in loosing weight. Inside dong quai one can find vitamin E and B12. Both of which are beneficial in their own individual regards. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant and B12 help the body digest fat and carbohydrates.
It is also used commonly as an anti-microbial which helps stimulate the immune system response. This also contributes toward the healthy functioning of the immune system. It is also a rich source or iron.
Females specifically can benefit by taking dong quai supplements because it has used as treatment for abnormal menstruation. This also includes dysmenorrea, suppressed menstrual flow, and uterine bleeding.
Regarding the intake of this supplement it depends on the manufacturer of the supplement. Always strictly follow lane directing when taking supplements.
The side effects of dong quai may lead to blood thinning, mild sedation, and a sensitivity to sunlight.
There are certain people who should not supplement dong quai. This category includes people on blood thinning medications, those taking diabetes medicine, depressants, or stimulants.
Always consult a doctor before use.