S A L V I A . S H O U . W U

General Activities
disperse stagnant blood, enhance circulation, tonify qi and blood

Sample Indications for Use
poor blood circulation, including atherosclerosis, platelet sticking, chronic disease conditions

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This formula is intended for long-term use in managing sluggish blood circulation and other cardiovascular disorders.

Manufacturing Specifications
Crude herbs are powdered, additional extract of salvia is added; the mixture is then formed into 750 mg tablets. Bottling 100, 250 and 420 tablets.

Explanatory Notes
The treatment of blood stasis has become the dominant theme in the modern practice of traditional Chinese medicine. This approach was given a boost by the medical reformer Wang Qingren during the early 1800s. More recently, salvia has become the most frequently used blood vitalising herb. It is said to provide all the benefits of the traditional formula Tang Kuei Four Combination (Siwu Tang), and is suitable for long-term applications. Ho shou wu is included here to aid in nourishing the blood and helping clear excessive fats from the blood (likewise, crataegus is included both to vitalise blood and reduce blood lipids). This formula differs from other blood vitalisers, such as San Qi 17 and Myrrh Tablets, in that it is not designed for resolving masses of congealed blood or numerous broken vessels, rather, for improving circulation that is diminished because the blood has become sticky, the major vessels have become narrow, or the capillaries have become distorted. Such problems arise from chronic diseases and from aging that occurs with poor diet, lack of exercise, or detrimental habits, such as smoking. The formula is designed to treat a combination or poor blood stagnation and blood deficiency; in this way, the potential concern about long-term use of blood vitalisers (that they may dry the yin and blood) is alleviated. It is well-suited for prevention of cardiovascular diseases. Salvia Shou Wu has been widely used for 15 years. For patients with post-stroke or post-heart attack syndromes in which drugs are administered to thin the blood, a modest dosage of Salvia Shou Wu should not further alter the blood coagulation properties, but continued monitoring is essential.

Salvia, Ho shou wu, Crataegus, Red peony, Astragalus, Achyranthes, Loranthus, Tang kuei, Dalbergia, Licorice
Pin Yin
danshen, heshouwu, shanzha, chishao, huangqi, niuxi, sangjisheng, danggui, jiangxiang, gancao