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Angelica Sinensis
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Angelica Root (Angelica Sinensis / Dong Quai) What does Dong Quai do? Dong Quai is a Chinese Herb that is utilized when a patient has been diagnosed with blood deficiency or blood deficiency with chronic wind-damp painful obstruction. It works by strengthening, stimulating and harmonizing the blood. Some symptoms that can be associated with blood deficiency are: menstrual disorders, abdominal pain or discomfort, pallid skin, tinnitus, blurred vision, and palpitations. As Dong Quai can both stimulates and relax uterine muscles it is commonly prescribed to treat menstrual disorders s.c. as irregular menstruation, painful menstruation, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, and PMS. It is also frequently used to treat abdominal pain, traumatic injuries, blocked bowels, sores and abscesses. It has demonstrated anti-hypertensive, anti- atherosclerosis, and sedative qualities in animal studies. It may increase liver oxygen consumption. In-vitro it has been shown to have inhibitory effects on certain bacteria including but not limited to: Streptococcus and Shigella. Combined with other Chinese medicinal herbs it has been used as a treatment for post-partum abdominal pain, hernia pain, constipation, abscesses, burns and other surface sores. source: http://www.rxlist.com/cgi/alt/angelica_quai_faq.htm