Pinyin: dan shen

ENGLISH NAME: Chinese salvia (Root & Rhizome)

LATIN NAME: Salviae Miltiorrhizae Radix Et Rhizoma

Pinyin: dan shen

Properties: bitter, cool
Channels Entered: Heart, Pericardium, Liver

CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Activates Blood Circulation, Dispels Blood Stasis

2. Cools the Blood, Reduces Swelling of Sores and Abscesses

3. Nourishes Blood, Calms the Shen (Spirit)

DOSAGE
5 to 10 grams in decoction.

CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS

• Dan Shen is incompatible with Li Lu (Radix et Rhizoma Veratri).
• Patients with hypermenorrhea, hemoptysis or hematuria should use Dan Shen with caution.