Dong Quai is a small perennial, growing up to three feet in height. It is native to high altitude regions of China and Japan, growing best in cold, damp areas. It produces small clusters of white flowers. It is extensively cultivated for its roots, which are harvested in autumn. The Chinese phrase "dong quai" literally translates to "state of return." According to an ancient Chinese folktale, an angel appeared to a monk in a dream and told him to use dong quai to cure the plague that was ravaging the country.
Dong Quai is a popular Chinese remedy, traditionally used to support women's health. Clinical trials have shown little efficacy when dong quai is taken alone, but have indeed shown benefit when combined with other herbs. Dong Quai Root, which is also referred to as Female Ginseng, is normally harvested in the fall at which time the herb is dried.
NOTE: Not for use during pregnancy except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner. Not to be used with blood thinning medications.
In Magick, Dong Quai Root has similar properties to Angelica Root. The two can be used interchangeably. It can be used in all types of protection and exorcism incenses. It can also be sprinkled around a property to protect it. In native american cultures it can also be used a natural talisman to bring good luck in gambling. It can also be used in healing incenses, and when smoked can cause visions.
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