Definition of dong quai in English:

dong quai

Syllabification: dong quai
Pronunciation: /ˈdo͝oNG ˈkwā, ˈkwī
 
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noun

  • An aromatic herb of the parsley family, native to China and Japan, the root of which is used to treat premenstrual syndrome, menstrual cramps, menopausal symptoms, and other gynecological complaints.
    • Angelica sinensis, family Umbelliferae
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    • 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?

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