Dong Quai Root Powder

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Dong quay is an Asian herb, the common name for which translates from Chinese to mean "state of return." According to legend, a monk was visited by an angel in a dream, who instructed him to use the root of the plant to make a tea as a remedy for the plague. It's likely this event is why dong quai root was once known as "Root of the Holy Ghost."

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approximate cups to one pound4
active compoundslinalool, Borneol, Bergapten, Coumarins
plant part usedroot hips, leaves, stems, seeds

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general guidelines and tips

storage tipsKeep in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.
appearance & aromaLight powder without significant aroma.


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culinaryStore in a sealed container in a cool, dry place.
safetyDo not use during pregnancy or while nursing. This herb may increase the effects of blood-thinning medications, such as warfarin.

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dong quay root

Dong quai, also known as Chinese angelica, has a long history of use in China. Because many Chinese women supplement with dong quai root as a daily tonic, it has earned the title of “ultimate herb for women.” It is reputed to impart a warm, stimulating energy and to support the meridians of the heart, liver, spleen, lungs and kidneys.

In addition to phytosterols and coumarins, dong quai root contains sodium ferulate, one of the agents responsible for the actions of this herb. It’s interesting to note that Kraft Foods has patented the application of this substance to make acesulfame potassium, an artificial sweetener marketed under various trade names, more palatable.

an style="font-weight: bold;">Description: Dong Quai grows in western Europe, Siberia, and the Himalayan mountains. It is a biennial herb that grows tall - up to 6 feet high. It has bright green leaves and white flowers.It is harvested in late summer or fall.

Safety: Do not take Dong Quai during pregnancy. Consult your health care provider before beginning use of any herb.

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This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

please be advised: 
Before making any changes to your diet you should always consult with your doctor,
especially if you are pregnant, nursing or have existing conditions.