Dong Quai is a very strong smelling herb that has been known to help relieve menopausal symptoms including hot flashes, cramps and mood swings. Dong Quai Tea has been used for more than a thousand years in natural medicine in China, Korea, and Japan.
Although there are few scientific studies on dong quai, it is often suggested to relieve menstrual cramps, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and menopausal symptoms. The herb has been commonly used to treat women’s reproductive problems, such as dysmenorrhea or painful menstruation, and to improve blood flow. It is also used orally as a ”blood purifier”; to manage hypertension, infertility, joint pain, ulcers, “tired blood” (anemia), and constipation; and in the prevention and treatment of allergic attacks.
Dong quai’s benefits intrigued Body Ecology‘s founder, Donna Gates. She knew that fermenting dong quai would make it more powerful AND provide the healthy, immune-boosting benefits of healthy microflora. As a healing probiotic liquid, it has four essential bacteria and yeasts that are ideal sources of natural, plant-based probiotics. What makes the probiotics special is that they are native to human intestines, so they can thrive in your body much more easily than many other probiotics on the market.
The Chinese have been benefiting from Dong Quai for centuries. If you can tolerate the powerful aroma of this special herb, it may be worth a try.