Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge (Danshen)
Danshen is the dry root and rhizome of Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge and is a traditional Chinese herbal medicine. The study proved that Danshen extracts and their components have many pharmacological actions. The lipophylic and hydrosoluble compounds from Danshen have been developed into many preparations for clinical application. Danshen preparations are mainly used in treating cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, liver diseases, renal failure, cancer, and so on. Danshen and its preparations are the important drugs commonly used in clinical practice.