dong quai

dong quai
Angelica sinensis. An herb native to China. A substance taken from the roots has been used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat menstrual and menopausal problems. Dong quai may increase the effect of the drug warfarin (a blood-thinner).

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  • dong quai — noun Etymology: Chinese (southern Fujian) dōngguī (or a cognate form in another Chinese dialect) Date: 1988 the root of an Asian angelica (Angelica sinensis) used especially in traditional Chinese medicine as a tonic, analgesic, antispasmodic,… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dong quai — (doong kwa) ( kwi) [Chinese dāng should + guī return (from the idea that it causes the blood to return where it should)] 1. the root of 2. Angelica sinensis, used for gynecologic disorders. Angelica sinensis …   Medical dictionary

  • dong quai — [dɒŋ kwɛɪ, kwʌɪ] noun an aromatic herb native to China and Japan, the root of which is used to treat premenstrual syndrome and menopausal symptoms. [Angelica sinensis.] Origin from Chin. dāngguī …   English new terms dictionary

  • dong quai — [ do͝ong kwā; kwī] n. an aromatic herb of the parsley family, native to China and Japan, the root of which is used to treat premenstrual syndrome, menstrual cramps, menopausal symptoms, and other gynecological complaints. ● Angelica sinensis,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dong — may refer to: Asian languages Vietnamese đồng (₫), the currency unit of Vietnam Dong people (侗族), an ethnic minority group in China Dong language Dong Lake, a lake in the Hunan Province of China Dong quai, a medicinal herb Dong (동 or 洞), a… …   Wikipedia

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  • Chinese angelica — dong quai …   Medical dictionary

  • dongquai — dong quai (do͝ong kwā, kwī) n. A perennial aromatic herb (Angelica sinensis) native to China and Japan, yielding a root that is used medicinally for gynecological complaints such as premenstrual syndrome, menstrual cramps, and menopausal symptoms …   Universalium

  • Chinese herbs — are herbs originating from China. They are widely used in Chinese cuisine.The use of Chinese herbs is a very popular tradition. “Many of the modern day drugs have been developed from these herbs such as the treatments for asthma and hay fever… …   Wikipedia

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