Dan Shen (Salvia Root) - Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese Name: Dan Shen
English Name: Salvia Root

Clinical Usage and Indications

  • Invigorate blood, break up blood stasis in lower abdomen - dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, palpable masses, lochioschesis, pain due to blood stasis, chest/epigastric pain, soreness in the ribs due to liver qi stagnation w/blood stasis.
  • Clear heat, soothe irritability - restlessness, irritability, insomnia due to heat entering the ying level.

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Dosage and Preparation Notes

  • Dosage: 6-15g

Channels/Meridians Influenced

Associated Temperature and Taste

Cautions and Contraindications

Staff Clinician Notes

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