Salvia ( 丹参 ) ...Chinese Herb...
Latin Plant Name
Pinyin Mandarin Name
Common English Name
Part of Plant Used
Heart, Pericardium, Liver
This herb is used in formulas to treat symptoms of tumors, acne, boils, skin sores, menstrual irregularity and absence, endometriosis, fibroids, insomnia, irritability, or palpitations (TCM: Blood stasis with heat); also used for its tranquilizing effects, and to treat coronary heart disease in combination with other specific herbs.
Traditional Usages and Functions
Invigorates Blood and breaks up congealed Blood; clears heat and soothes irritability.
Common Formulas Used In
Concha Marguerita and Ligustrum; Ginseng and Zizyphus.
Cautions in Use
Do not use during pregnancy. Use with caution where there are no symptoms of congealed Blood.