Danshen

Fresh roots of a red sage in garden soil, Salvia miltiorrhiza, a Chinese medical plant.
Synonymes :
Sauge rouge
Catégories : Plantes médicinales
Danshen (Wikipedia)

Salvia miltiorrhiza
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Asterids
Order:Lamiales
Family:Lamiaceae
Genus:Salvia
Species:
S. miltiorrhiza
Binomial name
Salvia miltiorrhiza
Salvia miltiorrhiza
Traditional Chinese丹參
Simplified Chinese丹参

Salvia miltiorrhiza (Chinese: 丹參; pinyin: dānshēn), also known as red sage, Chinese sage, tan shen, or danshen, is a perennial plant in the genus Salvia, highly valued for its roots in traditional Chinese medicine. Native to China and Japan, it grows at 90 to 1,200 m (300 to 3,940 ft) elevation, preferring grassy places in forests, hillsides, and along stream banks. The specific epithet miltiorrhiza means "red ochre root".

Danshen (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

From Mandarin 丹參丹参 (dānshēn).

Noun

danshen (uncountable)

  1. The perennial sage Salvia miltiorrhiza, valued in traditional Chinese medicine for its roots.
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