Dang Gui has gained a nickname as the “female ginseng,” thanks to its many amazing benefits for women’s health, especially the reproductive health.
For thousands of years throughout China and Asia, angelica root, or dang gui, has been used to maintain women’s health.
In fact, it’s gained a nickname as the “female ginseng,” thanks to its many amazing benefits for women’s health, especially the reproductive health.
Dang Gui Benefits
The benefits of dang gui include:
1. Balancing estrogen levels
Dang gui has the ability to balance female hormones. It reduces your estrogen levels if they are too high and can increase them if they are too low.
2. Nourishing blood
Rich in vitamin B-12, folic acid, folinic acid, nicotinic acid, and biotin, dang gui helps to build blood, and is commonly used in Chinese medicine as a blood tonic.
3. Regulating menstrual cycles and easing PMS symptoms
Dang gui is an antispasmodic that eases cramps and other symptoms of PMS. It dilates your blood vessels to promote regular and healthy menstrual flows.
4. Relieving menopause symptoms
It helps to relieve hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms.
5. Combating PMS mood swings
Dang gui is an effective tonic for reducing anxiety and mood swings. It has a calming effect on your nervous system and promotes relaxation.
5. Other benefits
While Dang gui is considered safe for most people, it’s not for everyone, especially women with breast cancer, during pregnancy or while nursing, or with gastrointestinal problems.
This morning I made a pot of dang gui tea based on a traditional Chinese recipe. It’s fairly simple. Use 10g of dong quai and 3g of black tea. Boil it with water, and then brew it for about 15 minutes. You can add some brown or red sugar if you prefer a little sweetness.
Hmm… What a nourishing elixir!
P.S. If you don’t feel like taking raw herbs, use Dang Gui Root Exact instead.