Used as a blood tonic and painkiller, and for menopause, menstruation and more.
The root of this fragrant plant has long been used in TCM as a tonic for the blood. While unrelated to ginseng, it is often referred to as female ginseng, since it is used mainly in women's health care.
Within Traditional Chinese Medicine, dong quai is usually used with other plants to treat problems of blood deficiency such as menopause, menstrual cramps and heart conditions, and as a painkiller. A recent trial showed that dong quai, when given alone, was ineffective in treating women with a conventional diagnosis of menopause.
Hot tea brewing method: Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teaspoon of tea for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the pot, cover and let steep for 2-4 minutes. Pour into your cup; add milk and natu...
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