Dong Quai – angelica sinensis. This Chinese phytoestrogen: herb is commonly used as a female tonic in premenstrual tension, irregular menstruation and menopausal symptoms. Dong Quai is frequently reported to reduce symptoms such as irritability, nervous tension, aches and pains, fatigue, depression, cramps, period pain and irregular menstruation, when due to hormone imbalance. Blood building and circulatory benefits are also attributed to this herb.
primary active(s): ligustilides
contraindications: Although rare, with high doses, some women may experience abdominal bloating. A change in menstrual timing and/or menstrual flow may occur at first, especially with high doses. Not recommended during pregnancy unless prescribed by a qualified healthcare practitioner.