Dong Quai (Herbs/Suppl)

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Brand and Other Names:Angelica atropurpurea, Angelica dahurica, more...angelica sinensis, Chinese angelica, dang gui, ligustilides, Radix Angelicae Sinensis, tang-kuei

Suggested Dosing

Extract

1 ml PO TID, OR

Other Information

1-2 g steeped in boiling water TID

Menopausal symptoms: 4.5 g powder PO qD

3-4 g PO div TID with meals, OR

520-1560 mg PO TID, OR

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Suggested Uses

Stimulate normal menstrual flow, prevent cramping

Anemia, constipation, dysmenorrhea, hypertension, psoriasis, rheumatism, skin depigmentation, ulcers

Efficacy

Controversial; apparently more effective in combination with other herbs

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            Adverse Effects

            Frequency Not Defined

            Photodermatitis (especially A. archangelica)

            Safrole, in essential oil, is carcinogen

            Photosensitivity

            Potential mutagen

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            Warnings

            Contraindications

            Breast cancer, endometriosis, hormone sensitive conditions, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, uterine fibroids

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            Pregnancy & Lactation

            Pregnancy Category: avoid use

            Lactation: avoid use

            Pregnancy Categories

            A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

            B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

            C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

            D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

            X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

            NA:Information not available.

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            Pharmacology

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            Mechanism of Action

            Phytoestrogen modulate endogenous estrogen effects; also contains coumarins

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