Common names:

Salvia, Salvia miltiorrhiza, Dan Shen.


Traditional uses of Salvia miltiorrhiza:

Salvia miltiorrhiza has the following properties:

  • antimicrobial activities against Babesia and Ehrlichia (Anaplasma),
  • anti-inflammatory,
  • antioxidant,
  • anticoagulant,
  • modulation of the cytokine cascade, thereby stopping the majority of inflammation in the body and interfering with the ability of pathogens to locate and enter target cells, as well as to accumulate nutrients and reproduce,
  • protects and strengthens organs such as: liver, spleen, lungs, heart, bones,
  • neuroprotective effect – protects and strengthens the central nervous system,
  • protects red blood cells (erythrocytes) from damage by microorganisms such as Babesia and Ehrlichia,
  • strengthens the immune system,
  • lowers blood pressure. Buhner recommends Salvia miltiorrhiza in its protocol extended with Lyme disease to reduce neurological symptoms, demyelination of neurons, muscle weakness and cardiac problems.


Side effects:

Very rarely an allergic reaction in the form of skin rash and itch occurs. If side effects occur, the use of herbs should be discontinued.



Due to its anticoagulant properties Salvia miltiorrhiza should not be used by people with blood diseases such as hemophilia or bleeding ulcers.


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