“Proven Health Benefits of Dan Shen Root”

“Proven Health Benefits of Dan Shen Root”

written by: Dr. Paul Haider
by: Dr. Paul Haider
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"A Powerful Healing Agent for Over 2000 Years"

Dan Shen Root or Red Sage Root is such a powerful herb that even big pharma is interested in Dan Shen's amazing healing qualities. Great for stroke victims, heart palpitations, and helps in the recovery of heart attacks. Soothes away menstrual cramps, heals insomnia, great for inflammation, lowers cholesterol, and helps in the regeneration of brain cells. Dan Shen is a good antibacterial agent, full of powerful antioxidants, helps with cancer, heals liver fibrosis, and many other health challenges. Dan Shen has been used with great success in Traditional Chinese Medicine for over 2000 years.

Where it Grows - Dan Shen grows in the cooler climates of China, Mongolia, and Japan.

Other Names - Other names for Dan Shen are Chinese sage, Rotwurzsalbei, red-rooted sage, Kinesisk salvie, rødrotsalvie, and dan shen. And in Latin Dan Shen is called Salvia Miltiorrhiza.

What it Looks Like - This plant has purple or lavender flowers and red roots, and grows to be about 80 cm tall, and has brown or black nuts in the fall. With oval leaves with small hairs on the leaves, and it loves sandy soil with good drainage and lots of sun.

Cardiovascular Disease - There are many studies being done right now on how Dan Shen Root Powder can help the heart regulate heart contraction and help with angina. Dan Shen Root contains tanshinones which open up the vessels of the body including the coronary arteries making it great for those with coronary blockages. And Dan Shen is a powerful agent that prevents the formation of clots and the buildup of adhesions in blood vessels to prevent heart attacks.

Powerful Anti-Oxidants - Dan Shen contains powerful antioxidants that help to repair tissues, heal DNA, and prevent tissue and DNA damage.

Soothes Menstrual Cramps - Taking the tea 3 times a day soothes away PMS and menstrual cramps.

Improves Vision - Those who suffer from diabetic retinopathy can benefit from Dan Shen because it can stop the progression of leaky blood vessels in the eye.

Heals Anxiety and Stress - Dan Shen is also great for those who suffer from anxiety and stress... helping them to relax and feel at peace.

Great for Insomnia - Dan Shen also helps people relax for a better nights rest.

Cancer - Because of the powerful antioxidants that Dan Shen contains... it helps to prevent and possibly heal some forms of cancer.

TCM - In Traditional Chinese Medicine Dan Shen improves blood circulation thus getting rid of blood stasis and pain, removes heart heat and restlessness, and cools the blood. In TCM, heart failure is caused by the obstruction of Qi in the body and the lack of blood circulation throughout the body, and Dan Shen heals both.

Preventing and Healing Strokes - Studies are being done with Dan Shen on preventing strokes. For this 2 grams of Dan Shen powder should be taken daily to prevent blood clots. And Dan Shen can help with the recovery of strokes. More studies to be done.

Anti-inflammatory - Dan Shen is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent that works wonders for arthritis, joint pain, rheumatism, lumbago, redness, swelling, and pain in general.

Lowers Cholesterol - Dan Shen lowers bad or "LDL" cholesterol and increases good or "HDL" cholesterol thus helping to prevent cardiovascular disease and strokes.

Prevents Osteoporosis - Dan Shen blocks the function of the enzyme Cathepsin K which causes the degradation of collagen thus preventing osteoporosis.

Lowers Blood Pressure - Dan Shen is well known for opening up blood vessels thus lowering blood pressure.

Skin Disease - Dan Shen works wonders for speeding up the healing of skin wounds, rashes, eczema, psoriasis, and other skin challenges.

Sore Throats - Dan Shen tea works well as a gargle for sore throats and inflammation of the mucous membranes of the mouth.

Healing Liver Fibrosis - Studies show that Dan Shen contains agents that work wonders for liver fibrosis and can help with Hepatitis B. Dan Shen contains salvianolic acid B which prevents scar tissue cells from forming. Taking Dan Shen as early as possible can prevent liver fibrosis.

Antibacterial Agent - Dan Shen helps to get rid of bacterial invaders and thus prevents disease. Dan Shen inhibits the growth of Staphylococcus and Tuberculosis bacteria.

Regenerates Brain Cells - Studies at Penn State University show that Dan Shen can help the brain create new brain neurons and neural connections thus helping those with brain injuries and strokes. In Traditional Chinese Medicine it's said that Dan Shen creates good mental health.

Contains - Dan Shen contains, tanshinone IIa, tanshinone Ⅰ, cryptotanshinone, isotanshinone I, tanshinone IIb, isotanshinone II, miltirone, isocryptotashinone, przewaquinone A, tanshinol II, prze-watanshinquinonetanshinol I, methyltanshionate, hydroxytanshinone Ⅱa, hydroxytanshinone IIb, protocatechuic acid, salviol, protocatechualdehyde, and vitamin E.

Also Helps - Dan Shen also helps with fat loss, glaucoma, infertility, depression, acne, diabetes, bronchitis, and more.

Finding - You can find Dan Shen online on amazon.com and eBay.com and other places online. And you can ask for it at your local health food store. Google "Buy Salvia miltiorrhiza or Dan Shen".

Forms - Dan Shen can be found as powders, whole roots, creams, tinctures, extracts, teas, and in capsules.

Dose - You can make the tea by taking a teaspoon of the herb and steeping it in a cup of hot water for 15 minutes... and drinking the tea 3 times a day. The tinctures can be taken at the rate of 30 to 60 drops in juice 3 times a day. The extract should be taken at the rate of 15 to 30 drops 3 times a day. As a powder up to 270 mg 3 times a day.

Side Effects - Dan Shen has been used safely for thousands of years but those who are pregnant, nursing, or young children should not use Dan Shen. Also, those who are using Dan Shen for cardiovascular challenges should seek the guidance of a good herbalist. And Dan Shen should not be used in combination with anticoagulants or aspirin. It can prolong bleeding times when used with these drugs or some anti-inflammatories drugs.

Try Dan Shen it might be just what you need.

Many Blessings to Everyone!

Dr. Paul Haider - Master Herbalist

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Dr. Paul Haider – Master Herbalist and Spiritual Teacher for over 30 years, helping people to recover and feel healthy. You can also find Dr. Haider on FB under Dr. Paul Haider, Healing Herbs, and at www.paulhaider.com – feel free to connect with him anytime.

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