TCM Materia Medica
The TCM herb "shi jian chuan" which in english is "red sage herb", is categorized within the "herbs that invigorate blood" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the liver and spleen channels and exhibits bitter (ku), cold (han) and cool taste/temperature properties.
Dosages and preparations will vary according to each individual and the overall approach of a formula, but generally this herb has the following dosage and/or preparation guidelines:
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
A single herb is not often thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. Shi Jian Chuan, however, is a strong candidate to be considered when needing to influence liver blood stagnation.
Shi Jian Chuan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored formula (in most cases), to influence the following conditions: amenorrhea (absence of menstruation), cancer, dysmenorrhea (menstrual pain - cramps) and/or premenstrual syndrome (pms)
While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, shi jian chuan is generally included in the following 1 formula:
As noted above, shi jian chuan is within the herbs that invigorate blood functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.
(truncated intro "... for blood stasis - pain, abscesses and ulcers, abdominal masses. )".