Studies on the Antibacterial and Anti-inflammatory Actions of Danshen and Its Effects on the Immune System

  • Li Zhang
  • Guanhua DuEmail author


Danshen-based Chinese herbal compound formulas or Danshen active component-based preparations are mainly used for the treatment of coronary heart disease and ischemic cerebrovascular disease in clinical practice. They are also used for noncardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease s such as vasculitis, hard skin disease, thromboangiitis obliterans, burn scars, etc., with good efficacy. Danshen medicines have been widely used to treat infectious diseases such as bronchiolitis, asthmatic bronchitis, viral pneumonia, tuberculosis, pleurisy, viral myocarditis, newborn, psoriasis, acne, and others, and the results are satisfactory Zhang (Chin J Clin Pediatr 12(3):959, 2004, [1]). The pharmacological studies on Danshen and its active components are very broad, and the following review focuses on their anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and immunologic al effects.


Minimal Inhibitory Concentration Phagocytic Index Bacteriostatic Effect Model Control Group Cerebral Ischemia Reperfusion 
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  1. 1.Institute of Materia MedicaChinese Academy of Medical Science and Peking Union Medical CollegeBeijingChina

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