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Dan Shen #1047

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Pin Ying Name: Dan Shen

Chinese Name: 丹參

English Name: Chinese Salvia

Latin Name: Salvia Miltiorrhizae, Radix Et Rhizoma

Herbs That Invigorate the Blood
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Bitter
Slightly Cold
Cool
Neutral
Heart
Pericardium Liver
3-15g 15-30g (Larg e dose) 30- 60g (Phlebitis or Alone)
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Invigorates the Blood and dispels Blood Stasis

  • Blood Stasis in the Lower Jiao (very important in gynecology)
  • Blood Stasis obstructing the chest
  • Rib and hypochondriac pain due to Liver Qi and Blood Stasis

Clears Heat and soothes irritability

  • Ying Stage Heat with restlessness, irritability, palpitations and insomnia
  • Heart and Kidney Yin Deficiency

Cools the Blood and reduces abscesses

  • Adjunctive to treat sores or early-stage breast abscesses

Nourishes the Blood and calms the Spirit

  • Palpitations and insomnia due to Ying and Xue Stage Heat or Heart Blood Deficiency
Contraindications
  • Contraindicated during pregnancy.
  • Contraindicated in early menstruation.
  • Contraindicated when menstruation is blocked due to Blood Deficiency.
  • Contraindicated for Yin Deficiency patients.
  • Contraindicated for those with loose stools of the Deficiency type.
  • Use caution in cases with no Blood Stasis.
  • Use caution with Qi Stage Heat.
  • Use caution for those with hypermenorrhea, hemoptysis or hematuria.
  • Large doses should not be prescribed for patients with a bleeding diathesis.