Definition of dong quai in English:

dong quai

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Pronunciation: /dɒŋ ˈkwɛɪ
 
, ˈkwʌɪ
 
/

noun

[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
More example sentences
  • 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?

Origin

from Chinese dāngguī.

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