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Salvia miltiorrhiza

Salvia Militorrhiza (Danshen) is a Traditional Chinese Medicine used for circulatory and heart health; it appears to be somewhat effective at this claim and is one of the best selling Chinese Medicines for heart health.

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Summary of Salvia miltiorrhiza

Primary information, health benefits, side effects, usage, and other important details

Salvia Militorrhiza, or Danshen, is a traditional Asian herbal medication for circulatory ailments. It has shown efficacy in treating various markers of heart health, and is typically seen as a very heart healthy herb.

Danshen works through a few primary ingredients, which all work synergistically on various parameters of heart and circulatory health.

It is the largest herbal market in China, and is commonly sold as dripping pills (to be absorbed under the tongue) or as oral tablets. Both are effective, but the dripping pills appear to provide more of the active ingredients.

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Recommended dosage, active amounts, other details

The Fufang Danshen Dripping pill is most commonly used as 30 pills spread over 3 times a day (10 each) taken either sublingually or orally.

Fufang Danshen tablets are taken 3 times a day, with 3 taken each time.

The standard therapeutic dose of Danshen is 6.56mg / kg bodyweight

Things to Note

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Also Known As

Danshen

Do Not Confuse With

Salvia divinorum (street drug), Codonopsis Pilosula (Dangshen)

  • Blood thinning properties may interact with other blood thinners adversely

  • Is not a hallucinogen, that is Salvia Divinorum

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