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Dan Shen (Salvia root ), 丹参

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Dan Shen Salvia Root
Chinese Herbal:Dan Shen(丹参)
Comman Name: Salvia root
Latin Name: Salvia miltiorrhiza
Group: Herbs that Invigorate Blood and Remove Stagnation

Salvia root ( Dan Shen ) is bitter, cold, and nontoxic. It acts on heart, spleen and liver channels.
WHY ITíS USED: Salvia Root (Dan Shen ) not only invigorates blood, dispels stasis, clears Heat and soothes irritability, but also cools blood and reduces abscessus, nourishes the blood and calms the Spirit. Experimental studies have shown that Dan Shen dilated coronary arteries, increased coronary blood flow, and scavenged free radicals in ischemic diseases, so that it reduced the cellular damage from ischemia and improved heart functions. It is widely used in traditional Chinese medicine, often in combination with other herbs to treat a diversity of ailments, especially atherosclerosis or blood clotting abnormalities. It has a blood-thinning effect.

Dan Shen Pian


60 Salvia Ertract Tablets (Dan Shen Pian / 丹参片)
Take 3 tablets 3 times a day

Salvia Root

$4.50   4   OZ (1/4 LB or 113.5g)
Dan Shen (Salvia Root Bulk)
Dosage: 5-15g per day.  Code:Bulk-D-0001

COMMENTS AND CAUTIONS: Salvia Root (Dan Shen ) may increase the risk of bleeding. This herb is reported to inhibit platelet aggregation and to increase the blood-thinning effects of the blood thinner drugs. Caution is advised in patients with bleeding disorders, in patients taking drugs that may increase the risk of bleeding, and prior to some surgical procedures. Salvia Root should be avoided during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Dosage: 5 to 15 grams per day

Interactions: This herb is reported to interacte with the blood thinner warfarin (Coumadin, aspirin, Coumadin, heparin, Plavix), and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) or naproxen (Naprosyn, Aleve), causing over-anticoagulation. Resources Books:

Chinese Medicine Dictionary (<<中药大辞典>>) p478
Compendium of meteria medica(Bencao Gangmu)12-25

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