Red Sage Root
Red Sage is native to China. Red sage can reach up to 4 feet in height when it is grown. Part of its name comes from the red color of the roots; the flowers themselves are large, fragrant clusters of purple or violet.
The herb is highly valued in traditional Chinese medicine for its red roots and was historically used for its many beneficial properties. Red sage root is typically taken alone or combined with other botanicals in herbal formulations.
It is most commonly made into tea. Red sage root is said to have a bitter taste.
Botanical Name: Salvia miltiorrhiza
Also known as: Danshen, Red-Root Sage, Chinese Sage, Chinese Salvia, 丹参