PRIMARY USES:Premenstrual Disorder (PMS), Menopause, Estrogen Deficiency
Dong Quai is a famous Chinese herb used for many menstrual irregularities. Dong Quai is an estrogen synergist; it sensitizes the binding or absorption sites where estrogen is absorbed into the body and will increase levels of estrogen. In menopause where estrogen is decreasing, it helps satisfy the bodies craving and diminishes symptoms and lessens the negative symptoms of hot flashes, mood swings and irritability.
It is also used in premenstrual (PMS) disorders to decrease the discomfort of cramps, slow onset, dull ache, mood swings, bloating and irritability. Dong Quai accentuates the estrogen phase or phase from menses to ovulation. It is especially indicated for cycles longer than 28 days; Dong Quai will help bring a longer cycle back to a 28-day cycle, help bring on a crampy slow onset period and possibly help alleviate a dry vagina. It also purifies and nourishes the blood and has been found useful in the treatment o f Anemia.
Dong Quai helps swollen prostates for men due to its ability to lessen pelvic congestion.
CONTRA·INDICATIONS AND CAUTIONS:
Pregnancy, Menses that have a cycle shorter than 28 days.
COMPLIMENTARY FORMULAS & SINGLE HERBS:
Fem-Silver (menopausal formula)
Fem-Cycle (if PMS)
Black Cohosh (hot flashes, slow onset period)
DOSAGE: 15-45 drops, 2-3 times per day or as needed in juice or water.