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Dan Shen

Salvia Root | 丹參
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SKU S4190

Ingredient: Chinese salvia root & rhizome (dan shen).

FUNCTIONS: Invigorates blood circulation, cools blood, nourishes blood, calms mental irritability, nourishes the heart.*

* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Mandarin: 丹參
Pin-Yin: Dan Shen
English: Salvia Root
Korean: 단삼
Romaji: Tanjin
Kanji: 丹参
Kampo: No

Pharmaceutical Name:

  • Salviae miltiorrhizae Radix


  • Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica (Bensky et al.)


  • Bitter, slightly cold

Channels Entered:

  • Heart, pericardium, liver

Herb Actions:

  • Stimulates the blood and disperses stagnant blood
  • Cools heat and blood
  • Supplements the blood and pacifies the spirit



  • Not recommended for those who are pregnant
  • Not recommended to be combined with Li Lu

Commonly Found In:

  • Ginseng & Zizyphus Formula

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