dong quai (Angelica sinensis, Chinese Angelica, Tang Kuei, Tan Kue Bai Zhi, Tanggwi, Toki) (cont.)

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PREGNANCY: Dong quai may affect muscles of the uterus in pregnant women and possibly be harmful to the fetus. Dong quai should not be used in pregnant women.

NURSING MOTHERS: It is not known whether Dong quai enters breast milk; however, it is best to avoid Dong quai in nursing mothers to prevent harm to the newborn.

SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of Dong quai are skin irritation, sun sensitivity, bruising, and bleeding. It may increase the risk of cancer.

REFERENCE: MedlinePlus. Dong quai.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/23/2014

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