Dong Quai

Dong quai (Angelica sinensis), also known as dan gui, tang kwai, and several other Romanizations, is often referred to in English as “female ginseng.” It’s not actually very closely related, being in the same order (Apiales) and no closer. Its other name, Chinese angelica, is rather better, placing it at least in the correct genus.

You will find it listed occasionally among aphrodisiac herbs.

This herb has been used extensively by Chinese medicine to treat anemia, high blood pressure, various feminine complaints, and a few other items.

It should be noted that when used alone, dong quai can cause uterine bleeding, so it should be part of a plan, not the whole plan. It also must be avoided by people with hypertension (high blood pressure) or who are pregnant. If taken for very long at a time, it can also cause the skin to become very sensitive to sunlight.

You might have decided at this point, as have I, that while a correct use of this plant is beneficial to health, including that of reproductive organs, it’s not an aphrodisiac.Dong Quai

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