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Related to Salvia miltiorrhiza: ginseng, Tripterygium wilfordii, danshen root
A species native to China and Japan, valued for its roots as a traditional Chinese herbal remedy. It has been used to treat cardiovascular diseases. Its effectiveness is unproven in humans. It increases the risk of bleeding and should be avoided by patients taking aspirin, warfarin, and other antiplatelet or anticoagulant drugs. Synonym: danshen
See also: Salvia