• Dan-Shu Wang
  • Yu Yan
  • Lian-Hua Fang
  • Guan-Hua DuEmail author


Breviscapine is extracted from Erigeron breviscapus, the main component of which is scutellarin. Breviscapine has a good pharmacological activity in the treatment of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. The oral bioavailability of ordinary tablets and granules is very low; at the same time, the half-life of ordinary injection and injection powder is short, eliminating quickly in the body. Therefore, the new preparations for breviscapine such as liposomal injections, microcapsules, sublingual tablets, orally disintegrating tablets, self-emulsifying soft capsules, and other quick-release preparations are in the stage of development.


Breviscapine Scutellarin Cardiovascular diseases Cerebrovascular diseases 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dan-Shu Wang
    • 1
  • Yu Yan
    • 1
  • Lian-Hua Fang
    • 1
  • Guan-Hua Du
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Beijing Key Laboratory of Drug Targets Identification and Drug Screening, Centre for Pharmaceutical ScreeningInstitute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical CollegeBeijingChina

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