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Dan Shen (Salvia miltiorrhiza) in Medicine

Volume 2. Pharmacology and Quality Control

  • Xijun Yan
  • Introduces the scientific research and evidence based medicine of Dan Shen

  • Present the clinical trials on Dantonic for coronary heart disease

  • Offers the research and development experience for other Traditional Chinese Medicine


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxvi
  2. Pharmacology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Guanhua Du, Juntian Zhang
      Pages 3-17
    3. Zhihao Jiang, Yi Wang, Xiumei Gao, Hongcai Shang, Xiaoying Wang
      Pages 19-47
    4. Ailin Liu, Yitao Wang, Guanhua Du, Xiuying Yang, Juntian Zhang, Minke Tang et al.
      Pages 49-77
    5. Xiaoming Zhu, Lianhua Fang, Guanhua Du, Ran Zhang, Dongxia Wang, Jinglan Xu et al.
      Pages 79-127
    6. Han Guangliang, Yuehua Wang, Guanhua Du, Hongmei Guang, Xinrui Cheng
      Pages 129-167
    7. Jingyan Han, Zhixin Guo, Jinhua Wang, Li Zhang, Guanhua Du
      Pages 169-190
    8. Yanqiao Zang, Ying Dai, Guanhua Du, Mei Gao
      Pages 191-211
    9. Guorong He, Guanhua Du, Danshen Zhang
      Pages 213-232
    10. Bin Zhang, Tiantai Zhang, Guanhua Du
      Pages 233-238
    11. Xiuping Chen, Tiantai Zhang, Guanhua Du
      Pages 239-248
  3. Quality Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-268
    2. Guoqiang Fan, Guoqing Wu, Xiaoqian Zhang, Xian Zhang, Rixin Liang, Manling Li et al.
      Pages 269-289
    3. Xiaojian Zhang, Guoqing Wu, Rixin Liang, Manling Li, Xiaoqian Zhang, Shen Ji
      Pages 291-305
    4. Wanying Wu, Rongxia Liu, Dean Guo, Xiaoqian Zhang, Guoqing Wu, Rixin Liang et al.
      Pages 307-355
    5. Dean Guo, Jinlan Zhang, Ming Zhu, Xiaohui Fan, Yongjiang Wu, Aihua Liu et al.
      Pages 357-458
    6. Shunhang Liu, Jun Gao, Yan Liu, Shunnan Zhang, Haiou Dong, Xueming Zhang et al.
      Pages 459-509
    7. Aihua Liu, Dean Guo, Jinlan Zhang, Jianghao Sun
      Pages 511-583

About this book


This book reviews research on Dan Shen, compiles data from clinical trials and biological experiments, and summarizes the latest research advances. It covers the medicinal herb, herbal pieces, and new proprietary drugs that contain it; it also covers simple and compound, traditional and contemporary formulas, and addresses a broad range of subjects, including: standardized cultivation;  biodiversity; effective substances and their biological activities; quality control; and clinical trials. The book goes on to present the clinical trials on Dantonic, especially focusing on its therapeutic effects for coronary heart disease. It discusses compound prescriptions and compatibilities, from the herbal piece level to composition level, and describes approaches to research on modern Chinese medicine.


Volume 1 describes the biology and chemistry of Dan Shen, while Volume 2 focuses on pharmacology and quality control. Volume 3 describes the clinical research on Dan Shen.


Editor Xijun Yan is the President of Tianjin Tasly Group and a Member of the TCM Standardization Technical Committee. Gathering contributions from more than 100 authors working in the field of pharmaceutical and clinical research, the book presents and analyzes the available information from multiple aspects, reflects the current status of Dan Shen research, and offers an essential reference work for further research and development.


Coronary Heart Disease Danshen Dantonic Pharmacology Phytochemistry Tanshinone Traditional Chinese Medicine

Editors and affiliations

  • Xijun Yan
    • 1
  1. 1.TianjinChina

About the editors

Editor Xijun Yan is the President of Tianjin Tasly Group and a Member of the TCM Standardization Technical Committee.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Dan Shen (Salvia miltiorrhiza) in Medicine
  • Book Subtitle Volume 2. Pharmacology and Quality Control
  • Editors Xijun Yan
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht and People's Medical Publishing House 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-94-017-9462-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-024-0377-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-017-9463-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXXVI, 592
  • Number of Illustrations 189 b/w illustrations, 65 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Jointly published with People's Medical Publishing House, Beijing, China
  • Topics Pharmacology/Toxicology
    Complementary & Alternative Medicine
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