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Salvia miltiorrhiza, Red Sage, Dan Shen


Salvia miltiorrhiza, Red Sage, dan shen

Salvia miltiorrhiza is also known as Red sage, Chinese sage, tan shen, or dan shen. It is a shade-growing perennial flowering plant in the genus Salvia,

Danshen is highly valued for its roots in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). The roots are used to thin and promote blood flow.

Actions
circulatory stimulant, vasodilator, sedative, anti-bacterial

Uses
atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease, hypertension, kidney disease

Pharmacology
tanshinones - affect coronary circulation, reduces angina, and
improve heart function

Contraindications
avoid during pregnancy

 

 

 

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