New results on the pharmacology and clinical use of the TCM-drug Salvia miltiorrhiza
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AbstractThe use of Chinese herbal medicines and natural products is becoming more popular in both Chinese communities and Western societies as an alternative treatment for diseases or as a health supplement. Salvia miltiorrhiza (chin. Danshen) is the dry root and rhizome of Salvia miltiorrhiza Bge, family Lamiaceae. Salvia miltiorrhiza is officially listed in the Chinese Pharmacopoeia as a blood-invigorating herbal medicine which, in the Traditional Chinese Medicine concept, is non-toxic and slightly cold in nature. Salvia miltiorrhiza is believed to possess several functions. It can promote blood circulation and remove stasis and is therefore used widely for the treatment of coronary heart disease, in particular angina pectoris and myocardial infarction. It can also be used in menstruation disorders, to relieve pain in acute arthritis and pathogen-induced inflammation, to relieve restlessness, and in the treatment of insomnia.
All Author(s) ListYeung J.H.K.
All Editor(s) Listed. by Hildebert Wagner & Gudrun Ulrich-Merzenich.
Detailed descriptioned. by Hildebert Wagner & Gudrun Ulrich-Merzenich.\n\nTo ORKTS: Correspondence to be sent to Prof. Yeung's graduated student, Dr. Zhou Xuelin (Email:
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LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom

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