Dong Quai Products
Following the thousands of years of Chinese medical knowledge, we have premium quality Dong Quai, also known as "female ginseng". Indigo Herbs presents Dong Quai Powder, Dong Quai Root Tea and Dong Quai Tincture as the representatives of this effective botanical. Come and join Indigo Herbs in enjoying this amazing ingredient which is said to be most beneficial toward women. You can also choose Dong Quai Capsules from our lovely guest brands.
Although Dong Quai is native to China this plant also has reference in the traditions of Ayurvedic, Native American and Kampo medicine. The meaning of Dong Quai translates as 'proper order' and illustrates the restorative and balancing nature this ingredient is thought to have within Chinese Medical tradition. The root of this herb is thought to do this by its mild warming nature, being an antioxidant and harmonizing the vital energy of the body. Thought to work very well in conjunction with other ingredients Dong Quai is considered to be perfect for those with a Yin profile.
A relative to Celery and a member of the Apiaceae family, Dong Quai is a hardy plant that grows well at high altitude and loves cold, damp and shady environments. The stems grow with a slight purple tint to about a meter in height while fruiting occurs in August and produces clusters of umbrella shaped white flowers and winged shaped seed. Dong Quai takes 3 years to mature before the root is viable to be used in medicine.