Dong quai is a plant. The root is used to make medicine.
Dong quai is commonly taken by mouth for menopausal symptoms, menstrual cycle conditions such as migraines and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
- Dong quai is used for menstrual cramps, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and menopausal symptoms.
- It is also used orally as a “blood purifier”; to manage hypertension, infertility, joint pain, ulcers, “tired blood” (anemia), and constipation; and
- It is used in the prevention and treatment of allergic attacks.