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Salvia Root

Salvia Root (Dan Shen) is non-toxic, treating mainly evil Qi in the heart and abdomen, continual gurgling of the intestines like water running, cold and heat, and gatherings and accumulations. It eliminates conglomerations, relieves vexatious fullness, and boosts the Qi. Salvia root is bitter in taste, and slightly cold in action. It promotes blood circulation while reducing blood vessel inflammation. It has anti-arteriosclerotic properties. Invigorates the blood, dispels blood stasis, clears heat and irritability, and also cools blood. Contraindications: Use with caution in cases without blood stasis. According to traditional texts, this herb is incompatible with Rhizoma et Radix Veratri (Li Lu)

Salvia Root

  • Pharmaceutical name: Salvia miltiorrhiza Properties and Actions: Blood tonic, yin nutritive tonic, cardiotonic, anti-hypertensive, diuretic, nutritive, demulcent Properties: Bitter, Slightly cold. Organ Meridians affected: Heart, Pericardium, and Liver
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