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Dong Qing Dan Shen Wan
An All Natural Chinese Herbal Supplement
Dong Qing Dan Shen Wan (Dong Qing Dan Shen Pian, 冬青丹参丸) is a Chinese herbal medicine specially formulated to support a healthy Heart. The herbal supplement may help promote blood flow in the heart and manage chest pain and angina in people who are at higher risk of coronary artery disease and heart attack.
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    What does it do?

    Coronary artery disease or coronary heart disease is the narrowing of the wall of the coronary arteries that supply the muscles of the heart with oxygen and nutrients. The resulting limitation of blood flow to the heart may cause lack of oxygen and nutrients in the heart and may be felt as oppressed sensation in the heart and chest and chest pain (angina pectoris). In severe conditions myocardial cells may die and cause heart attack. Coronary artery disease is developed as a result of inflammation of cells in the inner lining of coronary arteries in a process called atherosclerosis that fills the wall with the plaques.

    Dong Qing Dan Shen Pian consists of a unique array of Chinese herbs that are known in traditional Chinese medicine to activate blood, remove blood stasis, and nourish the heart. The Chinese medicine is our signature formula for the care of coronary artery disease.

    • Mao Dong Qing (Ilex Pubescens root) is the chief Chinese herb in the formula with the property of activating blood and cleaning the vessels. In China its preparations are often used in clinics to treat coronary artery disease and angina with satisfying results. In various studies most patients were observed with significant improvement in symptoms like chest pain and dizziness after intake of Ilex preparations for one month. No severe side effect was noticed. In animal models, it has been found that Ilex extracts may expand or dilate the coronary arteries to increase the blood flow. The effect is slower to onset but lasts longer than nitroglycerin. Moreover, components isolated from Ilex Pubescens are found to have anti-platelet aggregation1 and anti-inflammation2 activities. Thus, the Chinese herb may act both at increasing blood flow and reducing atherosclerosis to be beneficial to heart health.

    • Dan Shen (Salvia root) is another chief Chinese herb in the formula. Dan Shen is very known and perhaps the most commonly used in Chinese medicine for promoting blood circulation and removing blood stasis. A Dan Shen preparation was recently reported to have successfully passed a phase II clinical trial for angina in USA.

    • Tan Xiang (Sandalwood) is a precious wood and in Chinese medicine moves Qi and warms the stomach. The Chinese herb has been used for coronary artery disease and angina.

    • Chuan Xiong root is an important Chinese herb that invigorates Blood, moves Qi, expels Wind, and relieves Pain. It is often used together with Salvia root, Sandalwood, and Safflower for angina.

    • Hong Hua (Safflower) is known to promote blood circulation, resolve blood stasis, and relieve pain. The Chinese herb is usually combined with Chuan Xiong to treat angina pectoris in Chinese medicine.

    • Guang Yu Jin (Curcuma root) moves Qi and invigorates Blood to alleviate depression and pain in the chest and flank region caused by stagnation of Qi and Blood.

    • Chai Hu (Bupleurum root) is one of the most commonly used Chinese herbs. It disperses Qi and promotes Qi circulation. It works together with Curcuma root to alleviate depression and chest pain.

    • San Qi (Notoginseng root) is a key Chinese herb used for heart and circulation health. It both invigorates and nourishes Blood.

    What is the formula composition?

    A proprietary blend of

    Radix Ilicis Pubescentis
    Radix Salviae Multiorrhizae
    Lignum Santali Albi
    Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong
    Flos Carthami Tinctorii
    Radix Curcumae
    Radix Bupleuri Chinensis
    Radix Notoginseng
    (Mao Dong Qing)
    (Dan Shen)
    (Tan Xiang)
    (Chuan Xiong)
    (Hong Hua)
    (Guang Yu Jin)
    (Chai Hu)
    (Jing Tian San Qi)
    What is Available?
    Guang Ci Tang® 40 grams in 200 mg 200 pills (wan).

    Dong Qing Dan Shen Pian (Wan) tablets are made with 100% natural herbs that are tested for authenticity, quality, and potency. A traditional water decoction is prepared with the herbs to reproduce the time-tested efficacy of the formula, and this water decoction is concentrated with our proprietary technology to form a potent extract that is made into easily absorbed tablets, which are remarkably effective, easy to use, and safe. The tablets are produced by Guang Ci Tang® in our state of the art cGMP-certified facility and imported in accordance with U.S. FDA guidelines. When you choose Guang Ci Tang® products, you are taking advantage of a wonderful fusion of science and tradition that incorporates the highest standards in the field of Chinese medicine today.

    Please note that our tablets may appear neutral in finishing and a little brittle. You may observe a tiny bit of fine powder at the bottom of your bottle and occasionally one or a couple of broken tablets after transportation. This is because unlike other manufacturers, our tablets are not coated as part of our effort to minimize the use of excipients and to make them as pure as possible. These tablets can also be easily dissolved in hot water to serve as tea.

    Guang Ci Tang® Advantages
    Effective. Safe. Affordable
    • True 5:1 concentration
    • Double the strength of other brands
    • Minimal fillers and binders
    • No pharmaceuticals, sugar, or dyes
    • Comprehensive lab testing (e.g., heavy metals,etc.)
    • Made in a cGMP certified facility
    • Unbeatable value
    • Safely used in the USA since 1995

    How do I use it?

    Take 5 to 7 pills each time, three times daily.

    1. Use with caution if you are using blood thinners like aspirin and walfarin as Dong Qing Dan Shen Wan/Pian may enhance their effect.
    2. Consult your herbalist or physician before use if you are taking other medicines.
    3. Keep out of reach of children.


    1. Jiang Z-H. et al., Hemiterpene Glucosides with Anti-Platelet Aggregation Activities from Ilex pubescens J. Nat. Prod., 2005, 68 (3), pp 397?99.
    2. Wang JR et al., In vivo anti-inflammatory and analgesic activities of a purified saponin fraction derived from the root of Ilex pubescens. Biol Pharm Bull. 2008 Apr;31(4):643-50.
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