Dong Quai is the most commonly prescribed herb and is believed to relief a variety of ‘female complaints’ from menstrual cramps to menopausal hot flashes. The amount of research done on Dong Quai is minimal. In a study with 71 women with hot flashes Dong Quai wasn’t so popular, it showed no difference from placebo. It can be concluded that Dong Quai is not beneficial for menopausal hot flashes or vaginal dryness, or even mood swings if consumed on its own; yet it is considered to be a valuable female herb around the world, and is used in multi-botanical formulations.
To Menopausal Women: Whatever decision you make as to which herb, or what diet whether its to promote wellness, or rid you of that moodiness or hot flash; it is critical for you to speak to your Health Care Providers. If you are in Orange County, call us at 949.922.3465 for a free consultation. Good Luck!