Dan Shen (Salvia Root)
Chinese Herb: Dan Shen
Dan Shen (Salvia root); Salvia Miltiorrhizae; Radix Salviae Miltiorrhizae
The root of the Salvia Miltiorrhizae plant is a very common herb for use in invigorating the blood and removing blood stagnation. It is also has a secondary effect to tonify and nourish the blood. This herb is cooling in nature, exhibits a marked bitter flavor and to that end, aids in cooling the blood and reducing swelling related to common athletic injuries. It enters the Heart, Pericardium, and Liver meridians.
Heart, Pericardium, Liver