Red Chinese Sage Root
Working with Red Chinese Sage Root
Red Chinese sage root is called Dan Shen in Chinese medicine. The herb is an important remedy that has been known for 2,000 years to help break up thick, sluggish blood and get it moving. It is especially valuable for relieving pain due to blood stagnation in the lower abdomen accompanied by sluggish or stopped menses, or to treat masses such as fibroid cysts. It is also well-known as a cardiovascular herb and is considered effective for preventing and treating symptoms of clogged arteries, such as angina. Lastly, it is used in formulas along with tonic herbs (such as rehmannia) to counteract heat and irritability due to pathogenic heat affecting the heart leading to such symptoms as insomnia and restlessness.
With many of the above symptoms, it is often wise to consult a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist or other qualified practitioner for an herbal formula and complete health program.
Conditions treated with Red Chinese Sage Root
The information given here is designed to help you make informed choices about your health. The information is drawn from numerous sources—both traditional medicine practice, from the clinical experience of many herbalists currently practicing, and supported by decades of scientific research from the author. The research most consulted includes human clinical trials that help to determine the most effective and safe herbs for various needs, the best doses, and types of preparations.
The information offered in this database is not intended as a substitute for any that may have been prescribed by your health practitioner or physician.