dong quai

Pronunciation: (dong kwye)

An herb native to China. A substance taken from the roots has been used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat menstrual and menopausal problems. Dong quai may increase the effect of the drug warfarin (a blood-thinner). The scientific name is Angelica sinensis.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

2006-04-21 Date last modified: 2008-01-10