RED SAGE


CIRCULATORY STIMULANT


Red Sage has been used to treat cardiovascular diseases including coronary artery disease, hyperlipidaemia, acute ischemic stroke atherosclerosis, thrombosis and angina pectoris.


A BUILDING HERB


It is also used to treat deficiency syndromes and according to the Grand Compendium of Materia Medica, Danshen’s function was to eliminate blood stagnation and to nourish the blood, eliminating ‘cardiopyrexia’ and ‘blood heat’. 



IMMUNE PROTECTOR


Danshen has unique immunomodulatory effects. 



A HEART PROTECTOR 


Red Sage, also known as Danshen, is one of the most famous herbs in traditional Chinese medicine used to promote blood flow. Bitter in taste and slightly warm in nature, its roots were first recorded as a ‘super grade herb’ in Shennong’s Herbal Classic of Materia Medica written during 221BC to 220AD and it has been used extensively for at least 2000 years. 


It has a wide range of therapeutic uses and it has been used to treat cardiovascular diseases including coronary artery disease, hyperlipidaemia, acute ischemic stroke atherosclerosis, thrombosis and angina pectoris as well as cerebrovascular diseases including Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. It is also used to treat deficiency syndromes and according to the Grand Compendium of Materia Medica, Danshen’s function was to eliminate blood stagnation and to nourish the blood, eliminating ‘cardiopyrexia’ and ‘blood heat’. 


The herb itself is extremely chemically complex and more than 200 individual compounds have been isolated which have exhibited various pharmacological activities. Several studies have suggested that Danshen has antioxidant and anti – inflammatory (and thus protective activity on or against cells from excessive inflammation). 



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Gao, D., Mendoza, A., Lu, S. and Lawrence, D., 2012. Immunomodulatory Effects of Danshen (Salvia miltiorrhiza) in BALB/c Mice. ISRN Inflammation, 2012, pp.1-13. 


Lin, T. and Hsieh, C., 2010. Pharmacological effects of Salvia miltiorrhiza (Danshen) on cerebral infarction. Chinese Medicine, 5(1), p.22.Max.book118.com. 2020. 《Salvia Miltiorrhiza_ Traditional Medicinal Uses, Chemistry, And Pharmacology》.Pdf文档全文免费阅读、在线看. [online] 


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