It is a herb that will rejuvenate the blood and reduce stagnation.
It has also been used by people with sore throat, bleeding gums and mouth ulcers. Women with excessive milk flow have also used Dan Shen to reduce flow. It has a potent action to reduce swelling in toxic sores and breast abscesses. It cools the blood to treat symptoms of febrile disorders
It can be used for gynaecological disorders such as irregular menses, amenorrhea, and post-partum abdominal pain.
Internally and externally when used as a compress Dan Shen has been used by people to assist in wound healing.
I used it in a herbal formula one time for a client with a shattered the round part of her humerus bone in an accident. We used Dan Shen and was told it was healing too fast as the small capillary circulation was healing before the larger blood vessels were.