Dong Quai

Scientific Name: Angelica sinensis

Dong Quai, also known as Angelica sinensis, is a popular herbal ingredient that has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. The scientific name Angelica sinensis derives from the genus Angelica, named after Archangel Michael who, according to Christian tradition, revealed the medicinal properties of this herb to a monk in a dream.

Dong Quai is a perennial herb native to China, Japan, and Korea. It is commonly referred to as "female ginseng" due to its traditional use in women's health. The root of the Dong Quai plant is most commonly used for its medicinal properties, which include anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and hormone-balancing effects.

Benefits and Uses

  • Supports hormonal balance in women
  • Decreases menstrual pain and discomfort
  • Improves skin health and promotes a clear complexion
  • Boosts energy levels and overall vitality
  • Supports healthy hair growth and strength

Dong Quai in Kissed Earth Products

Kissed Earth offers two products that contain Dong Quai as a key ingredient: PMS & Hormone and Hair, Skin & Energy. These supplements are formulated to support hormonal balance, relieve symptoms of PMS, and promote healthy hair, skin, and nails. By incorporating Dong Quai into these products, Kissed Earth aims to provide natural solutions for women's health and beauty needs.

Dong Quai is a valuable ingredient with a long history of use in traditional medicine for women's health and beauty. With its hormone-balancing, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties, Dong Quai can offer numerous benefits for skincare and hair supplements. Kissed Earth's PMS & Hormone and Hair Skin & Energy products harness the power of Dong Quai to support overall wellness and vitality naturally.

Dong Quai FAQs

Dong Quai contains phytoestrogens that can support hormonal balance in women, making it a beneficial supplement for addressing issues related to oestrogen levels.

Dong Quai's antioxidant properties can help improve skin health by reducing inflammation and protecting against free radical damage, making it a suitable ingredient for skin health supplements.

Some studies suggest that Dong Quai may support hair health and growth by improving blood circulation to the scalp and providing essential nutrients to hair follicles, resulting in stronger and healthier hair.

While Dong Quai is generally considered safe for most people when used in recommended doses, it is essential to consult a healthcare professional before incorporating this herb into your regimen, especially if you are pregnant, nursing, or have underlying health conditions.

The timeframe for experiencing the benefits of Dong Quai may vary depending on individual factors such as dosage, overall health, and consistency of use. It is recommended to give it time to be effective and consult with a healthcare provider for personalised guidance.