Dong Quai Full Spectrum Herbal Supplement
Premier Female Tonifier
Dong quai is one of the most relied upon herbs worldwide to support a healthy
female cycle. Used to build blood and promote pelvic circulation, it has remained
one of the premier tonifiers of Chinese herbalism for more than 1000 years.
Planetary Formulas FULL SPECTRUM DONG QUAI is prepared from the entire root
- not just parts of the root - for balanced activity.
Supplement Facts for 550 mg
Dong Quai - Renowned Herb for Women's Health
Dong quai, derived from the root of the Chinese perennial Angelica sinensis,
ranks just below ginseng as the most popular herb in China and Japan. It has
often been referred to as the "female ginseng," popular among women
for centuries as a "blood tonic" and used to promote a healthy
menstrual cycle and to ease normal menstrual discomfort.
Dong Quai's Mechanism of Action
Today scientific research is helping to explain how dong quai works. Preclinical
pharmacological studies have focused on specific health-promoting compounds.
It appears that the principal active constituents of dong quai are Z-ligustilide,
which comprises 45% to 60% of the root's essential oil, ferulic acid, and various
These studies suggest that dong quai helps dilate peripheral blood vessels and
increase circulation, a key to promoting healthy gynecological function according
to traditional Chinese herbalism. Dong quai is also believed to have antispasmodic
actions, particularly on smooth muscles - which would explain its ability to
ease menstrual cramps.
Dong Quai's Additional Benefits
Preclinical studies also suggest that dong quai may exert a beneficial cardiovascular
effect, through stimulation of circulation, decreased myocardial oxygen consumption,
and decreased vascular resistance. In addition to its traditional use as a female
tonifier, current research is now focusing on its cardiovascular and liver protective
effects, and its role as an antioxidant, antispasmodic, and immunomodulator.
The Full Spectrum Difference
FULL SPECTRUM DONG QUAI is part of Planetary Formulas' line of Full Spectrum
single ingredient herbs, which provide the broadest range of benefits the plant
has to offer. Many dong quai supplements utilize only fragments of the root,
or use slices that have been soaked and pressed. This washes away many valuable
constituents. Planetary Formulas uses the entire root, for balanced activity.
Lifestyle Recommendations: To support a healthy female cycle, eat organic to
avoid foreign estrogens, get plenty of exercise to promote pelvic circulation,
and do not wear excessively tight clothes. Other Planetary Formulas to support
womens health include Womens Dong Quai Treasure, Cramp Bark Comfort, and Vitex
Serving Size: 2 Capsules
Dong Quai Root 1100 mg
Other Ingredients: gelatin (capsule)
Warning: Not for use during menstruation or pregnancy unless you are under
the supervision of a physician. Dong quai should not be used by those with diarrhea,
hemorrhagic diseases, or excessive menstrual flow. If you are using any anti-coagulant
or blood thinning medication such as warfarin or aspirin, consult your health
care professional prior to using this product. Discontinue use prior to undergoing
Suggested Use: 2 Dong Quai capsules daily, or as recommended by your
health care professional.