Name: Angelica extract
Effectiveness: Blood pressure adjustment
1. Sources and Habitat
Angelica sinensis or "Dong Quai" is an herb from the family Apiaceae, indigenous to China. Its drying root is commonly known in Chinese as Radix Angelicae Sinensis, or Chinese angelica
2. Descriptions and Specifications of Product
3. Indications and Uses
Angelica is a good remedy for colds, coughs, pleurisy, wind, colic, rheumatism and diseases of the urinary organs, and it is generally used as a stimulating expectorant, combined with other expectorants the action of which is facilitated, and to a large extent diffused, through the whole of the pulmonary region. It is also a useful agent for feverish conditions, acting as a diaphoretic.
4. Safety Concerns
Dong quai is not recommended for pregnant or breast-feeding women. Dong quai may cause some fair-skinned people to become more sensitive to sunlight. Dong quai should not be used by those who have chronic diarrhea or abdominal bloating. Men with prostate cancer and women with endometriosis, breast cancer, or cancers of the uterus or ovaries should not take dong quai. Dong quai may increase the anti-clotting effects of prescription anticoagulants and antiplatelet agents, aspirin, and other herbal products.
5. Dosage Information
The supervision of a qualified Chinese herbalist is recommended to determine the correct dosage and formula. In regards to self-treatments, 10 to 40 drops of dong quai tincture 1 to 3 times daily, or 1 standard 00 gelatin capsule is recommended 3 times daily.