From Dr. Cowan:
Dan Shen is one of the most well-studied and frequently used herbs in Chinese medicine. Its Latin name is Salvia Miltorrhiza, meaning “red sage,” which refers to the characteristic red roots of the plant.
Unlike many traditional Chinese herbs, Dan Shen is often used alone rather than as part of a formula. Traditonally used to tonify the heart and relieve congestion, modern research indicates that it improves virtually all known risk factors for the development of heart disease, including LDL, Lp(a) (a type of lipid), CRP (an inflammation marker) and glucose tolerance. Other studies have shown Dan Shen to be as effective as the prescription drug nitroglycerin in the treatment of cardiac angina.
Dan Shen also has a fibrolytic effect, meaning, it prevents blood clots similar to aspirin or Plavix. Finally, Dan Shen has been shown to be neuroprotective, anti-inflammatory, and even has some antineoplastic (cancer) effects. It is a very effective adaptogenic herb, particularly when the main symptoms revolve around the heart. It is an effective support in preventing angina attacks, improving endurance and preventing heart attacks.
The usual dose of is 2 capsules three times a day.
As with all medicinal herbs, please use this product under the supervision of your primary-care doctor to avoid any interactions with other medicines.
Note: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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