Dong Quai for Menstrual Issues

*Read important precautions at bottom!

Dong Quai is a very potent herb that can induce the menstrual cycle. It has been used for thousands of years in Chinese medicine.

If you have a history of irregularity, and want to regulate yourself without having to turn to dangerous pseudo-hormonal oral contraceptives, then this is definitely your herb of choice.

It increases circulation in the uterus and affects the body’s estrogen production, signaling your uterus to start sloughing.

It also acts as a blood thinner, so it’s helpful in cramp relief while on your period.

To use:

  • Purchase a bottle of 250mg organic veggie-caps (vegetarian capsules) of Dong Quai Root extract and take one when you want your period to start.
  • Only take one at a time.
  • If 24 hours passes and it still hasn’t started, take another.
  • Do not take more than one a day, and for no more than 4 days. If it still hasn’t worked by the 4th day, then this herb may not be for you, and, as it works strongly with most all women who have tried it, I would recommend scheduling a checkup at your gynecologist to see if there are any underlying issues other than a hormonal imbalance that is causing your irregular periods.

Also, you can get it in a cheaper form… purchase the raw powdered form or organic tea bags containing Dong Quai.

Tea dosage: (Most teas contain the same amount)

  • 1 cup per day – no more than 4 days in a row.

A good tea that I’ve found is Yogi Woman’s Energy Tea.

Powder dosage:

It is recommended that women take 2-3 grams/day. This translates to about 1/2 teaspoon. Can be placed directly on the tongue and rinsed down with water, mixed in with water, made into a weak tea, or blended into your favorite smoothie.

*Dong Quai tea is NOT to be used if you are or think you might be pregnant, as it has abortive qualities.

*Only use this potent herb as a cramp relief aid when you absolutely -can not bear- your cramps. While it will help with cramps, excess use could lead to excess thinning of blood, causing you to lose a LOT of blood during your cycle, which certainly isn’t a good thing.

*Dong Quai can make you more sensitive to sunlight, so all fair-skinned women, take necessary precautions.

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