Dan Shen (Salvia Root) - Chinese Herbal Medicine

  • English Name:  Salvia Root
  • Pinyin Name:  Dan Shen

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  • Invigorate blood, break up blood stasis in lower abdomen - dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, palpable masses, lochioschesis, pain due to blood stasis, chest/epigastric pain, soreness in the ribs due to liver qi stagnation w/blood stasis.
  • Clear heat, soothe irritability - restlessness, irritability, insomnia due to heat entering the ying level.
Functional Grouping (See All)
  • Herbs That Invigorate Blood

  • Dosage and Preparation Notes
    • Dosage: 6-15g
    Channels/Meridians Influenced (See All)

     ◦ Heart ◦ Liver ◦ Pericardium

    Associated Temperature and Taste (See All)

     ◦ Bitter (Ku) ◦ Cool

    Contraindication Notes:


    Herbal Formulas Which Include Dan Shen

    Below you will find Traditional Chinese Medicine herbal formulas which contain Dan Shen (in alphabetical order). You May click on the name of the formula for more details or click on any of the products from our store to read usage information or to purchase a particular formula.

    TCM FormulaClinical Functions
    An Shen Bu Xin Wan

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    Bu Yang Huan Wu Tang Wan

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    Da Bu Gan Wan

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    Die Da Wan

    Useful for many types of traumatic injuries, broken bones, sprains, fractures, etc. anywhere in the body.  Also useful for fixed abdominal masses, ulcerations, sciatica, arthritis, pelvic inflammatory disease and angina among others.

    In the case of traumatic injury the tongue and pulse may hold less clinical significance, for other conditions the Pulse may be wiry and the Tongue may be darker or show darkness in specific areas.

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    Fu Fang Dan Shen Wan

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    Fu Fang Qing Dai Wan

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    Fu Fang Zhen Zhu An Chuang Pian

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    Gan Bing Zhi Ben Wan

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    Gu Zhi Shu Song Wan

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    Qi Xue Da Bu Wan

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    Sheng Mai Yin Wan

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    Te Xiao Zao Ren An Mian Wan

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    Tian Wan Bu Xin Wan

    Anxiety, insomnia, irritability, night sweats, low grade fever, restless sleep, poor memory, poor focus and concentration, nocturnal emissions, dry stools.

    Pulse will be thin and rapid and the Tongue will be red with little coating.

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    Wu Ji Bai Feng Wan

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    Related Conditions:

     ◦ Dysmenorrhea (Menstrual Pain/Cramps) ◦ Amenorrhea (Absence of Menstruation) ◦ Lockjaw

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