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Red Sage

Product Code: 10RS

Availability: In stock

Size Price Price/kg Points Qty
£2.76 £2.76
£5.72 £5.72
£105.51 £105.51

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Product: Red Sage

Latin Name: Salvia miltiorrhiza

Plant Family: Lamiaceae

Other Names: Chinese Sage, Red Sage Root, Tan Shen, Dānshēn, Huang Ken & Ch'ih Shen.

Description: Red sage is a deciduous perennial herb native to China and Japan; reaches 30-60cm in height. The leaves are approximately 8-10cm in length, pinnately compound consisting of 5 broadly lanceolate leaflets that are approximately 1.5-2cm in length and mid-green in colour. The flowers grow in panicles of whorls of 2-lipped flowers which are pale purple or blue, with a deep purple calyx approximnately 2.5cm in length. Red Sage is not to be confused with Purple Sage (Salvia officinalis ‘Purpurascens’)

Brief History: Red Sage known in Chinese medicine as Danshen has been a traditional Chinese remedy (TCM) for centuries, one of the oldest references to the medicinal uses of Danshen is in the ‘Shénnóng Běn Cǎo Jīng’ (The Divine Husbandman’s Classic of the Materia Medica) written in the 1st century A.D., where it was used as a remedy for heart problems and as a blood tonic. In Chinese medicine it formed part of the ‘Tianwang Buxin Dan’ formula alongside ginseng and cinnabar. It was described in the Rihuazi Bencao written by Master Sun-Rays in the 10th century, a rough translation says "Danshen nourishes the heart, reinforces the will power, unblocks the guan pulse, and cures goiter and pyrogenic infections."


No non-medicinal uses are known.

Shelf Life

Shelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.

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