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What is Dan Shen In Traditional Chinese Medicine?

Dan Shen, known scientifically as Salvia miltiorrhiza, commonly referred to as red sage or Chinese sage, holds a significant place in traditional Chinese medicine. Its roots have been used medicinally for over 2,000 years. The name "Dan Shen" translates to "cinnabar root" in Chinese, reflecting its deep red color, which is considered symbolic of its potency and deep-reaching effects in traditional uses.

Historically, Dan Shen was extensively documented in classical Chinese medicine texts. One of the earliest mentions can be found in the "Shennong Bencao Jing" (The Divine Farmer's Materia Medica), which is one of the foundational texts of Chinese herbal medicine dating back to around 200 AD. This text categorizes herbs based on their properties and potential toxicity, and Dan Shen was noted for its benefits in improving blood circulation and treating heart conditions.

Throughout the dynasties, various other texts and pharmacopeias expanded on the uses of Dan Shen, emphasizing its role in treating blood stasis, calming the mind, and its beneficial effects on the heart and liver. It was commonly used in formulas aimed at clearing heat from the body, nourishing the blood, and soothing the nerves.

In the context of modern research and practice, Dan Shen continues to be studied for its cardiovascular benefits, particularly in improving blood flow and preventing clotting, which are crucial in treating heart diseases. Its active compounds, including tanshinones and salvianolic acids, have been the subject of numerous studies investigating their antioxidative, anti-inflammatory, and neuroprotective potentials.

Keynotes about Dan Shen

how to use dan shen, what is dan shen, what is salvia root, how to use red sage root, how to make a tea from dan shen, Dan Shen, also known as Salvia miltiorrhiza or red sage, is a traditional Chinese medicinal herb widely used for its numerous health benefits. Here are some of the key health benefits associated with Dan Shen:

  1. Cardiovascular Health: Dan Shen is perhaps best known for its effects on heart health. It is used to improve circulation, reduce blood clotting, and prevent heart attacks. It can also help in managing blood pressure and improving heart function.

  2. Antioxidant Properties: Salvia miltiorrhiza contains compounds that act as antioxidants, helping to reduce oxidative stress and prevent cellular damage.

  3. Anti-inflammatory Effects: The herb has anti-inflammatory properties, which are beneficial in treating conditions like arthritis and reducing inflammation in the cardiovascular system.

  4. Liver Protection: Dan Shen is used to protect the liver, treat liver diseases, and improve liver function by reducing liver inflammation and fibrosis.

  5. Neuroprotective Effects: There is growing evidence that Dan Shen might have protective effects on the nervous system, potentially helping to prevent diseases like Alzheimer's.

  6. Menstrual and Menopausal Relief: In traditional medicine, Dan Shen is also used to alleviate menstrual pain and help with menopausal symptoms due to its impact on circulation and its calming effects.

Common Name:   Red Sage Root

Botanical Name:    Salvia Miltiorrhiza Radix

Latin Name: Radix Salviae Miltiorrhizae

Channels/Meridians:  Heart, Liver, Pericardium

Pin Yin Name:  Dan Shen, You Ji Dan Shen Fen

Other Names: Red Sage, Salvia Root, Salvia

Other Ingredients: None, nothing has been added to this product.

Package Size:   1 pound

Form: Powder - Fine powder 80 to 100 mesh size (similar to the consistency of baking flour)

Dosage: It is crucial to carefully adhere to the instructions provided by your doctor regarding the usage of this herb. The appropriate dosage can differ based on factors such as age, weight, existing health conditions, and the specific method employed for administering the herb

Origin: China

Brand: Nuherbs Organic Authentic Chinese Botanicals

Cautions: Do not use if pregnant or nursing.   **Do not use if pregnant. **Avoid using if you are taking blood thinners such as Warfarin or Coumadin. Incompatible with Li Lu.** Consult your health care professional for guidance.

California Prop 65 

Special Notes:  Do not use soy products while taking Dan Shen, it will lower the effectiveness of Dan Shen 

Naturally Occurring Components:  tanshinone, cryptotanshinone, hydroxytanshinone, methyltanshinonate, miltirone, salviol, β-sitosterol,  

Herb Category:   Herbs that Invigorate Blood and Remove Stagnation

Summary of Dan Shen Salvia Root 

  • Nourishes Blood
  • Calms the Spirit
  • Support Natural Sleep
  • Benefits the Cardiovascular System
  • Promotes Healing
  • Support Liver Function
  • Aids in Normal Blood Pressure
  • Benefits Circulation

What herbs can be used in combination with Dan Shen?

+Myrrh and Dan Shen

+Turmeric and Dan Shen

+Honeysuckle Stem and Dan Shen

+Sichuan Lovage and Dan Shen

+ Red Peony Root and Dan Shen

Product Properties:   Bitter, Slightly Cold.

Herb Category:   Herbs that invigorate blood.

Salvia Miltiorrhiza Root is the Botanical name. Salvia root has been used for centuries in Traditional Chinese Medicine as an herb that invigorates and regulates the blood. It helps with various blood and cardiovascular issues. This variety of Salvia Root enters the Heart, Pericardium, and Liver channels.

Dan Shen in powder form, can easily made into capsules.  Making your own capsules can save you money.

Dan Shen is the Pin Yin name, which literally translates into English as "cinnabar root". 

Check out our How to Use Bulk Herbs page to see how to use herbs correctly.


Each batch of herbs is dual-lab tested by in-house lab and independent third party lab. In-house lab is equipped with instruments such as a high performance liquid chromatograph, moisture determination meter, Fourier transform infrared spectrometer, atomic absorption spectrophotometer, gas chromatograph, etc.

In addition, the following additional tests are performed:

  • Microbacteria
  • Pesticides - over 200 pesticides tested for (Uab 2000 screen)
  • Heavy Metals - Lead, Mercury and Arsenic

Traditional Chinese Herbs

Chinese Traditional herbs should be regarded as an added feature to modern western healthcare, and not as a replacement. Chinese traditional herbs (Teas) emphasize harmony, and balance.




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    Posted by Robert Ferguson on May 30th 2020

    Seems ok to me, impossible to determine exact contact

Salvia/Red Sage Root (Dan Shen) Powder Nuherbs Organics 1 lb

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