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Dan Shen


Also Known As:
Salvia Root, Ch'ih Shen, Dan Shen, Dan-Shen, Huang Ken, Pin-Ma Ts'ao, Red Rooted Sage, Red Sage, Salvia Root, Shu-Wei Ts'ao, Tan-Shen, Tzu Tan-Ken. Salvia bowelyana; Salvia miltiorrhiza; Salvia przewalskii; Salvia przewalskii mandarinorum; Salvia yunnanensis.
Family: Labiatae/Lamiaceae.







Dan Shen               Properties: BITTER  - COOL                                  Dosage:  6 – 15g.

Salvia Root                        Meridian: HEART, PERICARDIUM, LIVER

                        -invigorate blood, break up blood stasis

                        -clear heat, soothe irritability

                        -stomach pain



Also Used For:

Orally, Danshen is used for circulation problems, ischemic stroke, angina pectoris, and other cardiovascular diseases. It is also used orally for menstrual problems, chronic hepatitis, abdominal masses, insomnia due to palpitations and tight chest, acne, psoriasis, eczema, and other skin conditions. Danshen is also used orally to relieve bruising and to aid in wound healing.



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