Dong Quai Root
A member of the Apiaceae family, Dong Quai produces characteristic small, white flowers which bloom throughout the summer months. A small perennial growing up to three feet in height, dong quai likes to grow in in cool, damp climates. Although native to high altitude regions of China, it also occurs in Japan and Korea. Dong quai is a graceful plant that is harvested for its aromatic roots.
Folklore of Dong Quai Root:
According to Chinese legend, an angel appeared to a monk in a dream and instructed him to use dong quai to cure the plague that was ravaging the country. Perhaps that is how dong quai received its name, roughly translating to “state of return” in the Chinese language. Despite the folklore revolving around this beloved botanical, it has a long history of use throughout Asia and is extensively cultivated for its healthful properties.
Wildcrafted is all about slow living, gentle foraging and intuitive plant medicines.
All herbs listed on this website are sourced from organic suppliers all over the world (unless specified). I do have some foraged dried plants available but they are only able to be purchased by contacting me directly by EMAIL.
If you would like a herb that you do not see listed please see our extensive range HERE
If you have a special blend request or questions please let me know by sending me an EMAIL
To view our specialty loose leaf tea blends please CLICK HERE
For extensive information on the medicinal value of herbs please see Richard Whelan’s website. Richard is not only one of the best Herbalists in New Zealand – his website contains a plethora of valuable well documented information on herbs and how they can support and heal us.
This information in our Herbal Reference Guide is intended only as a general reference for further exploration, and is not a replacement for professional health advice. This content does not provide dosage information, format recommendations, toxicity levels, or possible interactions with prescription drugs.
Prior to taking any herbal remedy, tincture, tea or powdered herb please consult a medical professional for their advice if:
- you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- you have an immune system disease such as multiple sclerosis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, or another autoimmune disease.
- you have a medical condition or take pharmaceutical drugs.
- whether any of your medications could interact with this product.
Keep out of reach of children. Consult with a qualified healthcare professional prior to taking dietary supplements. Do not use if seals are missing or broken. Store at room temperature, in a dry place. Protect product from excessive heat, freezing, humidity, and light. Improper storage conditions can cause product degradation over time. Aroma, color, consistency, and taste may vary.
This product is sold & packaged by weight, not by volume. Settling of contents occurs over time and cannot be avoided.
Accordingly, this information should be used only under the direct supervision of a qualified health practitioner such as a naturopathic physician.
While Wildcrafted Limited strives to ensure the accuracy of its product images and information, some manufacturing changes to packaging and/or ingredients may be pending update on our site. Although items may occasionally ship with alternate packaging, freshness is always guaranteed. We recommend that you read labels, warnings and directions of all products before use and not rely solely on the information provided by Wildcrafted Limited.