Radix Salviae Miltiorrhizae

Radix Salviae Miltiorrhizae is mainly used to invigorate the blood and breaks up blood stasis. It's also used to clear heat and soothe irritability: especially useful for restlessness, irritability, palpitations and insomnia due to heat entering the nutritive level. It can also be used in patterns of Heart and Kidney Yi deficiency.

Radix Salviae Miltiorrhizae used in our hair tonic is to invigorate the blood circulation in the follicle areas and to break up the blood stasis around.

Pharmaceutical name: Radix Salviae Miltiorrhizae
Botanical name: Salvia miltiorrhiza Bge. In some parts of China S. bowleyana Dunn or S. przewalskii Maixm. are used as this herb
Family: Labiatae
Where grown: Hebei, Shanxi, Inner Mongolia, Liaoning, Jilin of China
When harvested: late autumn to early spring
Alternate names: Zi dan shen, Chi dan shen, Xue dan shen
Japanese: Tanjin
Korean: Tansam
English: Salvia Root
Literal English translation: "Cinnabar Root"
Properties: bitter,slightly cold
Text in which first appeared: Divine Husbandman’s Classic of the Materia Medica

 

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