Also known as Chinese sage, a perennial shrub in the genus Salvia. Native to both China and Japan, the roots (called dan shen) are highly sought-after in traditional Chinese medicine. May inhibit blood clot formation, and is commonly used to treat cardiovascular problems like stroke or heart attack.

RED SAGE: "Red sage is widely used in traditional Chinese medicine."
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