Angelia sinensis (Dang Gui)
Atmospheric energy: warm
Flavor: sweet, acrid, bitter
Meridians: Heart, Liver, Spleen and Kidney
Tonic actions: blood tonic
Most highly praised blood tonic used in the East. Dong Quai is used by women to regulate the menstrual function and as a sedative. Also used to tonify the female sex organs and to maintain normal reproductive functions. Nourishes blood and lowers blood pressure temporarily. Not to be taken while pregnant.