Dan Shen (Salvia miltiorrhiza) in Medicine

Volume 1. Biology and Chemistry

  • Xijun Yan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxx
  2. Jinda Hao, Xirong He, Luqi Huang, Min Chen
    Pages 1-10
  3. Luqi Huang, Min Chen, Lanping Guo
    Pages 11-18
  4. Zongsuo Liang, Wenting Liu, Xuefeng Feng, Guanghong Cui
    Pages 19-47
  5. Zongsuo Liang, Wenting Liu
    Pages 49-68
  6. Deyou Qiu, Jingyuan Song
    Pages 69-87
  7. Deyou Qiu, Jingyuan Song
    Pages 89-95
  8. Lianniang Li
    Pages 97-117
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 209-212

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

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