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Dan Shen Yin (Salvia Decoction)

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  • Formulas that Invigorate the Blood and Dispel Blood Stasis


  • Blood and Qi Stagnation in the Middle Jiao

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • Do not use during pregnancy
  • Do not use with any type of bleeding disorder or where there is a tendency for bleeding

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Collected Songs About Contemporary Formulas (Shi Fang Ge Kuo)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Heart, Pericardium, Liver, Lungs, Stomach, Spleen

Substances in this Formula (3 Total):

Dan Shen (Radix Salviae Miltiorrhizae)
Dan Shen (Salvia Root) 丹参
Qty: 30 grams
Chan: HT, PER, LIV
Prop: Bitter, Slightly Cold
Latin: Radix Salviae Miltiorrhizae
Cat: Herbs that Invigorate Blood and Remove Stagnation
Tan Xiang (Lignum Santali Albi)
Tan Xiang (Sandalwood (Heartwood)) 檀香
Qty: 4.5 grams
Chan: LU, SP, ST
Prop: Spicy, Warm, Aromatic
Latin: Lignum Santali Albi
Cat: Herbs that Regulate the Qi
Sha Ren (Fructus Amomi)
Sha Ren (Cardamom (Grains of Paradise Fruit)) 砂仁
Qty: 4.5 grams
Chan: SP, ST
Prop: Spicy, Warm, Aromatic
Latin: Fructus Amomi
Cat: Aromatic Herbs that Transform and Dissolve Dampness
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