dong quai

Definition / meaning of dong quai

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). The scientific name is Angelica sinensis.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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