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- Basic Botanical Information of Salvia miltiorrhiza.
- Botanical Origin and Description of Danshen,or Red Sage Root
- Constituents and Phytochemicals of Radix Salvia miltiorrhiza.
- Common Benefits of Danshen for Specific Conditions.
- Indications and Properties of Danshen or Radix Salvia miltiorrhiza.
- Red Sage Root or Dan Shen:Notes from Ancient Herbal Classics and Herbalists.
- Applications of Danshen or Red Sage Root.
- Administration Guide,Suggestions,Safety of Red Sage Root.
- Modern Researches of Red Sage.
Applications and Properties:
Angina, atherosclerosis, and stroke.
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).
Fibroids (uterine myomas) and menstrual problems.
Hepatitis and liver damage.
Treat irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation).
Treat pain in the chest and abdomen due to blood stasis.
Treat skin and external diseases.
Treat dysphoria (a state of feeling unwell or unhappy) and coma of febrile diseases.
Removing blood stasis and relieving pain,eleminating stasis,
Activating blood and free the channels,regulate the channels and relieve pain,
Clear mind and relieving restlessness,
Nourishing the blood and tranquilization,
Cooling blood and treating boils.
Danshen contains chemicals that may decrease blood clotting, cause blood vessels to relax, increase the force of heartbeats, and slow the heart rate.All these effects may help to treat heart conditions and strokes.In addition,danshen may help to prevent liver damage caused by alcohol,drugs,or diseases. It shows some antiviral and anticancer activity in laboratory studies, but all its potential uses need to be studied further.
Dan shen is used in tea and tincture forms. For angina and other circulatory problems, you should use this herb only under professional supervision.Dan shen is used in tea and tincture forms. For angina and other circulatory problems, you should use this herb only under professional supervision.
In the TCM system,the herb Radix Salviae Miltiorrhizae(Dan Shen) noted taste bitter,nature light cold.Enter into heart,pericardium,liver meridians.
In the TCM system,the herb Radix Salviae Miltiorrhizae(Dan Shen) indicated for various ailments,including menoxenia(irregular menstruation),amenorrhea and dysmenorrhea,menalgia(menorrhalgia),postpartum blood stasis abdominal pain,concretions and gatherings,chest and abdominal sticking pain,heat numbness pain,heart and abdominal pain,pyretic arthralgia swelling and pain(arthralgia due to heat-toxicity,heat impediment),sore and ulcer swelling pain,vexation and sleeplessness,hepatosplenomegaly,angina pectoris,traumatic injury,heat in ying blood(heat in nutrient-blood),dysphoria,upset insomnia,ulcerative carbuncle and pyogenic infections,etc.
Suggested Dosage:in the TCM system,the herb suggested taken internal as decoction 5~15 grams,big dose could be 30grams.Cautions should be paid the herb should Not combined with black false hellebore,cases without blood stasis should take with care,Not suggested for pregnant women if no necessary causes.
At North America,the herb Salvia is suggested taken in daily doses of 6 to 15 grams of dried root.
At Europe,the herb Salvia daily dosage is suggested as 9 to 15 g.The daily dosage of tea is an amount prepared from 3 to 15 g of the drug.
Safety and Toxicity:
The herb Dan Shen used in China over thousands years,and it is safe enough both as a recipe and herb.Due to the likelihood that it may increase bleeding,danshen should not be taken by individuals who have impaired blood clotting.Small children,pregnant women,and women who are breast-feeding should avoid danshen due to uncertainty about its possible effects for developing babies and young children.
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