Dong Quai

Last Updated: September 28, 2022

Angelica gigas is an herb used in traditional Korean medicine, usually by women. It is being studied for its potential anti-cancer and immune-boosting properties.

Dong Quai is most often used for


Angelica gigas, also called Dang Gui, is an herb traditionally used in Korean medicine. The plants of the angelica family are used to improve gynecological health.

Though Angelica gigas is often seen as a female supplement, it is also used to improve cardiovascular and immune system health for both men and women.

Preliminary evidence suggests Angelica gigas supplementation may be able to affect hormone levels in a potent way. The herb is also being investigated for its anti-cancer effects, since it may be able to suppress the proliferation and migration of cancer cells. Further research is needed to confirm these effects.

Angelica gigas supplementation increases the level at which B cells reproduce. B cells produce antibodies, so this effect strengthens the immune system.

Angelica gigas is still being researched. It has promise for being used alongside chemotherapy, but more evidence is needed before it can be specifically recommended.

What else is Dong Quai known as?
Note that Dong Quai is also known as:
  • Dang Gui
  • Korean Dang Gui
  • Cham-Dang-Gui
  • Angelica Gigas
Dong Quai should not be confused with:
  • Angelica sinensis (Chinese Dang Gui)
  • Angelica acutiloba (Japanese Dang Gui)

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