Salvia Miltiorrhizae is a perennial herb of the genus Salvia in the Lamiaceae family. Its rhizomes are commonly used in China. Danshen contains fat-soluble and water-soluble ingredients such as Tanshinone and Danshen. In recent years, Chinese patent medicines developed using Danshen or single, or compound prescriptions have come out continuously. Compound Danshen tablets, Danshen dripping pills, Danshen injection, etc., have been widely used in treating cardiovascular and cerebrovascular patients.
It is used to treat angina pectoris caused by heart block. Danshen has the functions of dredging congestion and expanding blood vessels.
It is used for women’s diseases such as menopause, dysmenorrhea, and irregular menstruation caused by the accumulation of blood stasis in the body.
It is used to treat neurasthenia, heart palpitations, insomnia, irritability, and other symptoms caused by insufficient blood flow.
It is used to treat chronic hepatitis and early liver cirrhosis with hepatosplenomegaly and poor liver function.
For the treatment of hypertension, Danshen has the effects of lowering blood pressure. It is used to treat vasculitis and is suitable for patients with mild disease.