Dan Shen, Salvia miltorrhiza
Parts used: Root.
Constituents: Diterpene diketones; tanshinones: Tanshinone 2A up to 0.5%, cryptotanshinone, isotanshinones.
Actions: Cardioprotective, Hypotensive, Anticoagulant, Antiplatelet, Anti-fibrotic, Hepatoprotective, Vulnerary, Antibacterial.
Ischaemic heart disease (angina, heart attacks etc).
High blood pressure, Palpitations, insomnia.
Impaired peripheral and cerebrovascular circulation, Buerger`s disease, blood stasis, menstrual problems.
Acute and chronic liver disease.
Promotion of healing of fractures and other injuries.
Scleroderma and other autoimmune disorders.
Nerve compression and diabetic neuropaths, Acne and other skin disorders, As an adjunct to treatment of lymphoma.
Herbal extract: 30-80mL per week.
Energetics: Bitter and slightly cold.
Contraindications: Anticoagulant and antiplatelet drugs, Bleeding tendency, Pregnancy.