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This tincture of Dong Quai (Angelica sinensis) root is made with dried roots.
This tincture of Dong Quai (Angelica sinensis) root is made using dried roots.
60 drops, 2-3 times per day in juice or water.
Certified Organic Gluten Free cane alcohol, USP pharmaceutical grade glycerin, ultrafiltered water.
1:3, 70% Alcohol
Avoid dong quai during pregnancy, except under the supervision of a qualified health-care practitioner. Avoid in cases of diarrhea, poor digestion, abdominal distention, heavy menstrual flow, or high fever with a strong fast pulse, or when using blood-thinning medications. Use of dong quai can increase photosensitivity.
HOW TO MEASURE OUR TINCTURES:
Suggested doses are given in drops. However, for easy dosing, you may want to use the guidelines below:
Droppers: If a dropper were immersed in a tincture bottle and the bulb squeezed twice, the number of drops in the pipette for most given tinctures will be approximately 30 drops.
Note: These are only averages. More viscous (thicker) tinctures will produce fewer, and bigger, drops.
Teaspoons: There are approximately 120 drops in 1 teaspoon (approximately 4 droppersful).
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Apiaceae (Parsley Family)
The genus name Angelica derives from the Greek angelos, "messenger," which is also the root of the English word angel. The English spelling of the Chinese name appears variously as dong quai, tang kuei, and tang kwei.
Range of Appearance
Dong quai is a 2- to 3-foot-tall perennial native to the mountain forests of China. Its root consists of a whitish or yellowish gray main section with longer branches, both of which are used medicinally. The stem is purplish, glabrous, and slightly striated. The inferior and often the superior leaves are pinnate. The fragrant, five-petaled, white flowers grow in umbels of twelve to thirty-six blossoms. A plant must be two to three years old before the root is considered mature enough to harvest.
Root (dried), rhizome (dried)
Alterative, analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antitumor, aperient, aphrodisiac, aromatic, blood tonic, chi tonic, circulatory stimulant, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, hepatoprotective, hypotensive, immune stimulant, laxative, sedative (mild), postpartum tonic, uterine relaxant, stimulant and tonic, yin tonic
Dong quai root is edible and is often added to poultry or grain dishes or soups. In fact, in some parts of Asia it is traditional for new mothers to eat dong quai chicken soup for a month following childbirth.
Vitamin B2, niacin, folic acid, vitamin B12, chromium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, flavonoids, coumarins, polysaccharides, essential oils (carvacrol, safrole, isosafrole), butylidene phthalide, n-valerophenone-o-carboxylic acid, beta-sitosterol, angelic acid, angelicone
Plant details were provided by iPlant by Brigitte Mars.