Women, take note – dong quai could be your new BFF. It is known as the queen of female herbs because it has been shown effective in relieving symptoms associated with the menstrual cycle – from PMS and menstrual pain to menopause and everything in between. It supports the female glands and has a calming effect on the entire nervous system.
Ingredients (Liquid Tincture):
Each ml contains 500mg of organically grown dong quai root (Angelica sinensis), 1:2 root extract in a non-medicinal base of 40% gluten-free grain alcohol and purified water.
Dong Quai Root Powder (angelica sinensis) 500mg
Dong Quai helps to regulate the menstrual cycle, relieve painful menstruation and tonify the blood.
For best results, take dong quai on an empty stomach, which means about 15 minutes before a meal or snack, or at least 1 hour after.
Adults 18 and over: take 3 ml, 3 times per day. To dispense, fill the dropper half way, which gives you 1 ml. Repeat to get 2 ml, and again for 3 ml.
For best absorption, squirt the tincture under your tongue and hold it there for a few seconds, then swallow. If you want to remove the alcohol, add the dosage to a half cup of boiled water. The alcohol will evaporate off. Let it cool, and add honey or a splash of juice to make a yummy drink that solves those female irritations!
Caution: Please do not use this herb if you are pregnant. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, dong quai should not be used if you have diarrhoea, a haemorrhagic disease, or have hypermenorrhoea/ profuse menstrual flow/ heavy periods. Your healthcare practitioner can provide you with further guidance on the uses and contraindications of dong quai. Please discontinue use and talk to your healthcare practitioner prior to use if your menstruation is delayed, absent, or if you experience increased menstrual bleeding time. Make sure you also speak to your health care practitioner prior to use if you have a history of cancer, if you are breastfeeding or if you are taking medications including: birth control pill, blood thinners/anticoagulants, or hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Always talk to your healthcare practitioner if your symptoms hang on or get worse!