Dong quai's use in Chinese medicine dates back to ancient times. Today it is one of the most heavily used female tonics throughout the world to balance oestrogen levels. Its phytoestrogenic components possess an activity that is approximately 1/400 that of human oestrogen.
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Solgar Dong Quai Vegetable Capsules - 520mg Product Type: Nutritional Supplement
(Solgar Full Potency Herbs)
Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans
Nutritional Health Supplement Features:
Solgar Dong Quai may be helpful in alleviating symptoms of:
Health Supplement Recommended Dosage:
As a herbal food supplement for adults, 1-3 Dong Quai 520mg vegicaps daily, preferably at mealtime, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.
Do not exceed the recommended daily intake. Store out of reach of young children. Food supplements must not be used as a substitute for a varied diet. Although we take great care in what we say about products on this site, you should always read the manufacturer's label on the actual product carefully before taking supplements.
Do NOT use during pregnancy. Although rare, high doses may cause some women to experience abdominal bloating, diarrhoea or a change in the typical timing of menstruation and/or menstrual flow rate.
Nutritional Supplement Ingredients:
Each Solgar Dong Quai vegetable capsule provides:
Raw Dong Quai Root Powder200mg
Dong Quai Root Powdered Extract (2:1)50mg
Encapsulated with these natural ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide.
Vegetable capsule shell: hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose.
Solgar Dong Quai 520mg vegicaps
More About Dong Quai Root:
Female Hormonal Tonic
Dong quai's use in Chinese medicine dates back to ancient times. Today it is one of the most heavily used female tonics throughout the world to balance oestrogen levels. Its phytoestrogenic components possess an activity that is approximately 1/400 that of human oestrogen. These phytoestrogens are frequently employed to modify oestrogenic activity in the body due to their ability to bind to oestrogen receptors in cells.
If the levels of oestrogen are too high, the herb's comparatively weak phytoestrogens can occupy receptors that otherwise could have been occupied by the much stronger hormone. If the oestrogenic activity in the body is too low, phytoestrogens can exert a mild positive oestrogenic effect.
Research also suggests that dong quai may regulate uterine function and may be of value in normalising menstruation.
Research has shown dong quai may be an effective analgesic. This combined with its muscle-relaxing qualities enhances its benefits in symptoms of conditions such as menstrual cramps, headache, arthritis, etc.
Dong quai appears to act as a general smooth muscle relaxant, with a special focus on the uterus. This influence on other muscle tissue may partly account for the use of dong quai in blood pressure regulation and bronchial asthma.
Dong quai is shown to dilate blood vessels, and has been reported to possess a vitamin E-like effect on the circulatory system.
The anti-allergy effect of dong quai would appear to be due to its ability to selectively inhibit the production of allergy-related antibodies (such as IgE). IgE levels in high allergic individuals are often three to ten times greater than normal.