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Don Quai

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Don Quai, Dong Quai, Angelica sinensis

  • Contraindications
  1. Anticoagulant medication
  2. Bleeding Diathesis (natural coumarins)
  • Efficacy
  1. Herb no better than Placebo for menopausal symptoms
    1. Double-blind Placebo control (n=71 postmenopausal)
    2. Dong Quai 1.5 g tid for 24 weeks
  2. References
    1. Hirata (1997) Fertil Steril 68:981-6 [PubMed]
  • Adverse Effects
  1. Psoralen effects
    1. Photosensitization
    2. Dermatitis
  2. Coumarin-like derivatives
    1. May increase bleeding risk