Dong quai is a commonly prescribed herb in Chinese medicine and is used for a variety of different purposes. Often called the queen of the herb world, dong quai is considered effective for a variety of female health issues.Various parts of this celery-like root are used for menstruation regulation, uncomfortable symtpoms associated with premenstrual syndrome (PMS), fibrocystic breast condition, rheumatoid arthritis, constipation, headache, anemia and more.
Dong quai is also used as a blood tonic, remedy for chronic sinus congestion and even conditions like shingles. It is estimated that dong quai is second only to ginseng in Chinese medicine. Check with your doctor before using dong quai as it may interact with certain medications and should not be used by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Nature's Sunshine capsules contain 520 mg of dong quai root.