Angelica sinensis, commonly known as dong quai (simplified Chinese: 当归; traditional Chinese: 當歸) or female ginseng, is a herb belonging to the family Apiaceae, indigenous to China. Angelica sinensis grows in cool high altitude mountains in China, Japan, and Korea. The yellowish brown root of the plant is harvested in the fall and is a well-known Chinese medicine which has been used for thousands of years.
From Cantonese 當歸／当归 (dong1 gwai1).
dong quai (uncountable)
- Angelica sinensis, a herb native to China, used in traditional Chinese medicine.
- Chinese angelica, female ginseng