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Generic: dong quai
an herbal product - treats Angina pectoris / coronary artery disease, Glomerulonephritis, Menstrual migraine headache, Dysmenorrhea, Arthritis, Nerve pain, Amenorrhea, Menopausal symptoms, Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, and Pulmonary hypertension
               



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Attribution

This information is based on a professional level monograph edited and peer- reviewed by contributors to the Natural Standard Research Collaboration (www.naturalstandard.com): Ethan Basch, MD, MSc, MPhil (Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center); Sefah Bediakoh, PharmD (Northeastern University); Dawn Costa, BA, BS (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); Cynthia Dacey, PharmD (Northeastern University); Shaina Tanguay- Colucci, BS (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); Catherine Ulbricht, PharmD (Massachusetts General Hospital); Wendy Weissner, BA (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); Jen Woods, BS (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); Monica Zangwill, MD, MPH, (Tufts University School of Medicine).

Bibliography

DISCLAIMER: Natural Standard developed the above evidence- based information based on a thorough systematic review of the available scientific articles. For comprehensive information about alternative and complementary therapies on the professional level, go to www.naturalstandard.com. Selected references are listed below.

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Deng S, Chen SN, Yao P, et al. Serotonergic activity- guided phytochemical investigation of the roots of Angelica sinensis. J Nat Prod 2006 Apr;69(4):536- 41.

Friedman JA, Taylor SA, McDermott W, et al. Multifocal and recurrent subarachnoid hemorrhage due to an herbal supplement containing natural coumarins. Neurocrit Care. 2007;7(1):76- 80.

Hirata JD, Swiersz LM, Zell B, et al. Does dong quai have estrogenic effects in postmenopausal women? A double- blind, placebo- controlled trial. Fertil Steril 1997;68(6):981- 986.

Jia M, Yang TH, Yao XJ, et al.[Anti- oxidative effect of Angelica polysaccharide sulphate] [Article in Chinese] Zhong Yao Cai 2007 Feb;30(2):185- 8.

Kotani N, Oyama T, Sakai I, et al. Analgesic effect of a herbal medicine for treatment of primary dysmenorrhea- - a double- blind study. Am.J Chin Med 1997;25(2):205- 212.

Kronenberg F, Fugh- Berman A. Complementary and alternative medicine for menopausal symptoms: a review of randomized, controlled trials. Ann Intern Med 11- 19- 2002;137(10):805- 813.

Li KX, You ZL, Zhang H, et al. Clinical study on "Yi-Qi-Hua-Yu" method in treatment of pelvis congestion syndrome. Journal of Hunan College of Traditional Chinese Medicine 1997;17(2):11- 13.

Luo H, Lin S, Ren F, et al. Antioxidant and antimicrobial capacity of Chinese medicinal herb extracts in raw sheep meat. J Food Prot 2007 Jun;70(6):1440- 5.

Page RL, Lawrence JD. Potentiation of warfarin by dong quai. Pharmacotherapy 1999;19(7):870- 876.

Shang P, Qian AR, Yang TH, et al. Experimental study of anti- tumor effects of polysaccharides from Angelica sinensis. World J Gastroenterol 2003;9(9):1963- 1967.

Tsai NM, Chen YL, Lee CC, et al. The natural compound n- butylidenephthalide derived from Angelica sinensis inhibits malignant brain tumor growth in vitro and in vivo. J Neurochem 2006 Nov;99(4):1251- 62.

Xuan GC, Feng QF, Xue FM. Clinical observation on treating 400 cases of cerebral infarction with traditional Chinese herb power. Henan Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Pharmacy 1997;12(4):28- 29.

Zhiping H, Dazeng W, Lingyi S, et al. Treating amenorrhea in vital energy- deficient patients with angelica sinensis- astralagus membranaceus menstruation- regulating decoction. J Trad Chin Med 2002;6(3):187- 190.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

               
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