Danshen

How does Danshen work?

Danshen appears to thin the blood by preventing platelet and blood clotting.

Are there safety concerns?

Danshen seems to be safe for most people. It can cause some side effects, including itching, upset stomach, and reduced appetite.

There is some concern that it might also cause drowsiness, dizziness, and a blood condition called thrombocytopenia. But there isn't enough information to know for sure if danshen causes these side effects.

Do not use danshen if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You have a bleeding disorder.
  • You are scheduled for surgery in the next two weeks. Danshen might increase the risk of bleeding.

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