Dang Gui during pregnancy?

Dang Gui during Pregnancy?

12 Nov 2021

by Physician Na Yi Ting

Dang Gui, also known as Angelica Sinensis is commonly used by TCM physicians to boost blood and are commonly used to boost women health.

Dang Gui, also known as Angelica sinensis, has the properties to boost blood, promote blood circulation, and are used to treat patients with blood deficiency and  also commonly used to treat menstrual disorder. It is considered to be a "female ginseng" in TCM due to its therapeutic properties.


Dang Gui is warming in nature, thus, it may not be suitable for people with a heaty body constitution to be consumed on its own. However, Dang Gui may be coupled with other herbs, customized based on individual's body constitution by a TCM practitioner to reduce the heatiness of this herb.

However, as it promotes blood circulation, some may have concerns that it may cause uterus contractions during pregnancy. Hence, it is important not to self-medicate during pregnancy and consult your licensed TCM physician whether Dang Gui is suitable for your consumption at different stages of the pregnancy.

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