Don quai


how don quai effects women with endometriosis?


1. effectively helps reduce the pain of endometriosis.


Dong quai works well in combination with chasteberry to restore the hormonal imbalances that can cause the often severe pain of this disorder. When taken together, the herbs can also relax the uterine muscle.


2. minimize menopausal symptoms

In combination with herbs such as black cohosh, chasteberry, and Siberian ginseng, dong quai appears to be useful for controlling hot flashes and reducing vaginal dryness. The herb’s phytoestrogens may help by compensating for menopause-related drops in natural estrogen levels. However, in recent studies involving postmenopausal women, dong quai proved to be no more effective than a placebo in relieving such common menopausal symptoms as hot flashes and vaginal dryness. In one study, the herb and the placebo both reduced the frequency of hot flashes by 25% to 30%. This type of disappointing result may simply highlight the importance of taking dong quai in combination with other herbs.


3. dilates blood vessels

Nourish body fluids, counter fatigue, and lower blood pressure. As a rich source of vitamin B12, dong quai may play a role in stimulating red blood cell production. It may therefore indirectly boost energy and lessen fatigue by increasing the number of red blood cells transporting oxygen throughout the body. When used in conjunction with other herbs, dong quai also mildly dilates blood vessels, facilitating the heart’s pumping ability and possibly lowering blood pressure as a result. Chinese doctors have long prescribed the herb for high blood pressure and circulatory problems. Note: Dong quai has also been found to be useful for a number of other disorders. For information on these additional ailments, see our Dosage Recommendations Chart for dong quai.


When to avoid taking don quai?

Do not use dong quai while you are menstruating, as it could create a heavier cycle- something most endo divas don’t need.