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Red Sage Root Extract - Dan Shen

Red Sage Extract  (Dan Shen) Frequently Asked Questions

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Do you sell Red Sage extract (Dan Shen)?

Yes! You can order Red Sage, also called Dan Shen and Salvia Miltiorrhiza, as an herbal extract from our online store. We also sell it as one of five heart health herbal extracts in CardiAce Heart Health Support Kits.

What heart health support does Red Sage (Dan Shen) provide?

Dan Shen is known for supporting heart health, blood circulation, and blood flow.

Medical institutions around the world continue to receive numerous reports of increased heart health and cardiovascular conditions, such as acute weariness, heart failure, numbness, cold hands and feet, and muscle cramps. In 2019, there were 523.2 million cases of cardiovascular disease, an increase of 26.6% compared to 2010. Nearly 18.6 million people around the world died of cardiovascular disease in 2019, a 17.1% increase over the past decade.

One of the crucial factors in ensuring the heart’s efficient operation and good cardiovascular health is maintaining blood pressure within its ideal range. The heart needs a certain level of optimum blood pressure to enable blood circulation. Narrow, ruptured, or leaky blood arteries are common in people with high blood pressure.

One of the health benefits of Dan Shen herbal extract is its potential ability to reduce hypertension and help maintain normal blood pressure. This extract blocks the activity of the angiotensin-converting enzyme and the vasodilation process when absorbed into the bloodstream. As a result of this activity, the blood vessels relax and constrict less, possibly lowering blood pressure and improving blood flow.

In fact, recent studies suggest the health benefits of Dan Shen include the possibility of increasing blood flow to the heart. Two of the active ingredients in Dan Shen, salvianolic acid A and magnesium tanshinoate B, prevent low-density lipoprotein  (LDL) from oxidizing, reducing the amount of LDL that macrophages take in. A therapeutic benefit of this function is that it may prevent cells from lipid peroxidation in vascular diseases.

Moreover, poor heart health is linked to elevated plasma cholesterol levels, particularly low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. Several Dan Shen phytoconstituents may help the body maintain healthy cholesterol levels.

Can Dan Shen extract help with cholesterol-level maintenance?

Too high or too low levels of cholesterol can affect the proper functioning of the heart. For instance, elevated plasma cholesterol levels such as low-density lipoprotein (LDL) can cause breathing difficulties and heart failure. Salvia miltiorrhiza contains several phytoconstituents that help regulate the amount of cholesterol in the body. This herbal extract contains constituents of salvianolic acid A and magnesium tanshinone B, which inhibit the oxidation of LDL. This effect is therapeutically relevant, as it may protect the body cells from lipid peroxidation, thus reducing cholesterol-related cardiovascular issues.

Can Red Sage possibly help reduce chest pain?

According to recent scientific research, consuming one or two cups of Dan Shen tea frequently for six months may reduce chest pain in people with heart conditions. In a study involving 30 people with chest pain, 20 of the test subjects consumed an herbal tea made from Dan Shen, while the remaining 10 test subjects took a dosage of thrombolytic drugs. After a month, the 20 people who drank Dan Shen tea reported reduced chest pain, while the rest of the test subjects still complained of severe pain.

Another of the health benefits of Red Sage herbal tea is the potential to improve the function of the brain following an ischemic stroke. This herbal extract is also used to support treatment for menstrual problems, insomnia, abdominal masses, skin conditions, and wound healing due to its anti-inflammatory properties.

Can Red Sage extract help with inflammation?

Dan Shen contains tanshinone chemical compounds: tanshinone I, dihydrotanshinone, and cryptotanshinone, These compounds may help prevent interleukin-12 (IL-12) from being produced by macrophages that have been activated by lipopolysaccharide (LPS). They may also help prevent interferon synthesis by lymph node cells primed with keyhole limpet hemocyanin.

The herbal extract contains SME and Sal B supplements that offer anti-inflammatory properties. When dissolved into the bloodstream, it may help to open the clogged or blocked arteries. In addition, it can help remove plaque from the arterial walls, possibly preventing atherosclerosis’s severe effects. It is essential to mention that consumption of a tea made from Dan Shen may prove safer than angioplasty, stent placement, and endarterectomy surgery procedures used to treat atherosclerosis.

Can it improve mitochondrial function?

Dan Shen can improve the mitochondrial function in cardiomyocytes by improving energy production and suppressing the damaging of free radicals. These actions are very important in enhancing the functions of the cardiovascular system.

What other support can Red Sage extract provide?

In addition, it is sometimes used to provide support for menstruation irregularities, chronic liver illness, and insomnia brought on by symptoms including a fast heartbeat and a tight chest. Dan Shen is sometimes used to support treatment for skin disorders like eczema, psoriasis, and acne. It may also help with wound healing and the reduction of bruises.

Can you tell me more about the plant?

Salvia miltiorrhiza (Red Sage) is a perennial plant in the genus Salvia of the Lamiaceae family of mints. It is often called red sage or Dan Shen in Chinese. Its roots have been used clinically for more than 2,000 years and are highly regarded as a “super grade herb” (an herb lacking visible toxicity) in the Shennong Bencaojing (Herbal Classic of Materia Medica). This book on agriculture and medicinal plants was written sometime between 206 BC and 220 AD.

What are its traditional uses?

Dan Shen herbal extract has proved effective in enhancing the health of many individuals, courtesy of its vast properties. In relation to traditional Chinese medicine, Dan Shen encourages the flow of Qi, which has the positive effects of improving blood flow to ease pain and blood stagnation, eliminating heart heat to calm restlessness, and cooling blood.

Dan Shen shows potential in improving heart health, circulation, blood flow, and skin health, as well as help reduce chest pain and insomnia.

How does one consume Red Sage herbal extract?

Consume 1-2 grams of extract per a day. Mix into your non-dairy drink of choice. For example, add 1-2 grams to a large mug of tea, or dissolve 1 gram into 8oz of hot water. Drink 2-3 times a day.

How did you choose your Red Sage (Dan Shen) supplier?

For each of the products we sell, company owner Michael Van der Linden and members of our team do substantial research, visit the source, and meet with the collectors and processors personally. We back up our faith in our source and our processors with testing.

What are CardiAce Kits?

Salvia miltiorrhiza is one of five herbal extracts included in Linden Botanicals CardiAce Heart Health Support Kits. The other four herbal extracts are Aralia elata (Angelica), Cistanche, Astragalus, and Hawthorn. CardiAce Kits are a synergistic collection of these five time-tested heart health herbal supplements.

The kits are designed to support vascular health and healthy heart function, bolster mitochondrial energy, improve cardiac stress tolerance, and protect against free radical damage. Kits come in two sizes: 100g (~50 servings) and 250g (~125 servings).

Does Dan Shen extract contain caffeine?


Does Red Sage have any side effects?

Salvia may interact with prescription drugs used to treat heart disease. If you are or may be pregnant or if you are taking medication for a heart condition, talk to your healthcare provider before taking Salvia extract.

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