Salvia miltiorrhiza


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Salvia miltiorrhiza

A species native to China and Japan, valued for its roots as a traditional Chinese herbal remedy. It has been used to treat cardiovascular diseases. Its effectiveness is unproven in humans. It increases the risk of bleeding and should be avoided by patients taking aspirin, warfarin, and other antiplatelet or anticoagulant drugs. Synonym: danshen
See also: Salvia
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Salvia miltiorrhiza appears to act as a natural traditional Chinese medicine with oxidant scavenging capabilities.
Zhou et al., "Metabolic engineering tanshinone biosynthetic pathway in Salvia miltiorrhiza hairy root cultures," Metabolic Engineering, vol.
Komatsu et al., "Sodium tanshinone IIA sulfonate derived from Danshen (Salvia miltiorrhiza) attenuates hypertrophy induced by angiotensin II in cultured neonatal rat cardiac cells," Biochemical Pharmacology, vol.
Salvia miltiorrhiza extracts and pure compounds were also investigated in five in vivo studies.
Liu, "Ectopic expression of human acidic fibroblast growth factor 1 in the medicinal plant, Salvia miltiorrhiza, accelerates the healing of burn wounds," BMC Biotechnology, vol.
Sung, Tanshinone IIA isolated from Salvia miltiorrhiza BUNGE induced apoptosis in HL60 human premyelocytic leukemia cell line, Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 68, 121 (1999).
Effects of radix Salvia miltiorrhiza cardiotonic pills on adhesion factors in atherosclerotic rabbits.
Lithospermic acid B isolated from Salvia miltiorrhiza ameliorates ischemia/reperfusion-induced renal injury in rats.
"Molecular Identification and Diversity of ' Candidatus Phytoplasma solani' Associated with Red-leaf Disease of Salvia miltiorrhiza in China," J.
Chen, "Myocardial protection by Salvia miltiorrhiza injection in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats through attenuation of expression of thrombospondin-1 and transforming growth factor-[beta]1," Journal of International Medical Research, vol.
Shin, "Danshen (Salvia miltiorrhiza) extract inhibits proliferation of breast cancer cells via modulation of akt activity and p27 level," Phytotherapy Research, vol.
Danshensu (DSS) is an active water-soluble component from Salvia miltiorrhiza (Labiatae) plants (Salvia miltiorrhiza).