Common Name : Chinese Angelica, Female Ginseng, Dong Quai (in Thai)
Part Used : Roots
The roots of Angelica sinensis (Oliv.) Diels, known as Dong Quai, which has a purple stem and white umbrella-shaped flowers.
This plant is typically found in Asia. Dong Quai is one of the most important Chinese herbs that has been used in traditional medicine. The most prominent benefit of Dong Quai is used to treat menstrual problems, such as menstrual pain and scanty menstruation. Pharmacological effects include anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and immune system improvement. The active components of Dong Quai includ Ferulic acid, Polysaccharides and Phenolic compounds.