One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An aromatic herb native to China and Japan, the root of which is used by herbalists to treat premenstrual syndrome and menopausal symptoms.
- ‘Herbal medications that may increase the risk of bleeding if used concurrently with ginkgo include the following: feverfew, garlic, ginseng, dong quai, red clover, and other natural coumarins.’
- ‘She tried soy and the herbs dong quai, black cohosh, and red clover, as well as acupressure, massage, and yoga.’
- ‘This also is true of many herbal tablets, capsules and extracts, including black or blue cohosh, ephedra, dong quai, feverfew, juniper, pennyroyal, St. John's wort, rosemary and thuja.’
- ‘Do bust-enhancing supplements that contain herbs like black cohosh, dong quai, and saw palmetto work?’
- ‘They maintain that the synergistic effect of dong quai acting with other herbs accounts for the beneficial effects.’
From Chinese dāngguī.
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