Salvia ( 丹参 ) ...Chinese Herb...

Latin Plant Name

Salviae Miltiorrhizae

Pinyin Mandarin Name

Dan Shen

Common English Name


Part of Plant Used



Slightly cold



Meridians Entered

Heart, Pericardium, Liver

Common Usages

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.

Processing Required




Cautions in Use

Do not use during pregnancy. Use with caution where there are no symptoms of congealed Blood.

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