Salvia miltiorrhiza Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
Chinese salvia redroot sage
Salvia miltiorrhiza

Medical use

Economic importance of Salvia miltiorrhiza

Medicines folklore

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Geografical distribution

  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Native
    • China: China - Anhui, Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Jiangsu, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Zhejiang

Biological activities

ACE-Inhibitor
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
ATPase-Inhibitor
Salvianolic-acid-a found in Root
Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor
Cryptotanshinone found in Root
Salvianolic-acid-a found in Root
Tanshinone-i found in Root
Tanshinone-ii-a found in Root
Analgesic
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Angiotensin-Receptor-Blocker
Potassium found in Root (11700 ppm)
Anorexic
Arsenic found in Root (0.34 ppm)
AntiBPH
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
AntiCFS
Magnesium found in Root (3230 ppm)
AntiHIV
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
AntiMS
Magnesium found in Root (3230 ppm)
AntiPMS
Calcium found in Root (2780 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3230 ppm)
Manganese found in Root (23 ppm)
Antiacne
Cryptotanshinone found in Root
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antiacrodermatitic
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antiaggregant
Cryptotanshinone found in Root
Magnesium found in Root (3230 ppm)
Methyl-tanshinonate found in Root
Tanshinone-ii-a found in Root
Antiakathisic
Iron found in Root (230 ppm)
Antialcoholic
Magnesium found in Root (3230 ppm)
Manganese found in Root (23 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antiallergic
Calcium found in Root (2780 ppm)
Antialopecic
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antialzheimeran
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antianemic
Copper found in Root (8 ppm)
Iron found in Root (230 ppm)
Manganese found in Root (23 ppm)
Antianginal
Cryptotanshinone found in Root
Magnesium found in Root (3230 ppm)
Tanshinone-ii-a found in Root
Antiangiogenic
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antianorectic
Magnesium found in Root (3230 ppm)
Antianorexic
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antianxiety
Calcium found in Root (2780 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3230 ppm)
Antiarrhythmic
Calcium found in Root (2780 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3230 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (11700 ppm)
Antiarthritic
Calcium found in Root (2780 ppm)
Copper found in Root (8 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3230 ppm)
Manganese found in Root (23 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antiasthmatic
Magnesium found in Root (3230 ppm)
Antiatherosclerotic
Calcium found in Root (2780 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3230 ppm)
Antibacterial
Cryptotanshinone found in Root
Salviol found in Root
Antiburn
Cryptotanshinone found in Root
Anticanker
Iron found in Root (230 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Anticarbuncular
Cryptotanshinone found in Root
Anticataract
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Anticephalagic
Magnesium found in Root (3230 ppm)
Anticheilitic
Iron found in Root (230 ppm)
Anticlimacteric
Calcium found in Root (2780 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3230 ppm)
Anticoagulant
Salvianolic-acid-a found in Root
Tanshinone-ii-a found in Root
Anticoeliac
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Anticold
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Anticolitic
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Anticonvulsant
Magnesium found in Root (3230 ppm)
Anticoronary
Magnesium found in Root (3230 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antidandruff
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antidementia
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antidepressant
Calcium found in Root (2780 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3230 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (11700 ppm)
Antidiabetic
Copper found in Root (8 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3230 ppm)
Manganese found in Root (23 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antidiscotic
Manganese found in Root (23 ppm)
Antidysgeuzic
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antidyskinetic
Manganese found in Root (23 ppm)
Antidysmenorrheic
Magnesium found in Root (3230 ppm)
Antieczemic
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antiencephalopathic
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antiendometriotic
Magnesium found in Root (3230 ppm)
Antienterotic
Magnesium found in Root (3230 ppm)
Antiepileptic
Magnesium found in Root (3230 ppm)
Manganese found in Root (23 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antifatigue
Copper found in Root (8 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3230 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (11700 ppm)
Antifibromyalgic
Magnesium found in Root (3230 ppm)
Antifibrotic
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antifuruncular
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antigastrotic
Magnesium found in Root (3230 ppm)
Antiglaucomic
Magnesium found in Root (3230 ppm)
Antihangover
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antihemolytic
Tanshinone-ii-a found in Root
Antihyperkinetic
Calcium found in Root (2780 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3230 ppm)
Antihypertensive
Calcium found in Root (2780 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3230 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (11700 ppm)
Antihypoglycemic
Magnesium found in Root (3230 ppm)
Antiimpotence
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antiinfective
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antiinfertility
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antiinflammatory
Copper found in Root (8 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3230 ppm)
Antiinsomniac
Calcium found in Root (2780 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3230 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antiischemic
Cryptotanshinone found in Root
Tanshinone-i found in Root
Antilepric
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antileukonychic
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antilymphomic
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antimaculitic
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antimastalgic
Magnesium found in Root (3230 ppm)
Antimenopausal
Calcium found in Root (2780 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3230 ppm)
Antimenorrhagic
Iron found in Root (230 ppm)
Antimetastatic
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antimigraine
Magnesium found in Root (3230 ppm)
Antimitral-valve-prolapse
Magnesium found in Root (3230 ppm)
Antimyocardotic
Tanshinone-ii-a found in Root
Antinephrolytic
Magnesium found in Root (3230 ppm)
Antineuropathic
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antineurotic
Magnesium found in Root (3230 ppm)
Antinociceptive
Copper found in Root (8 ppm)
Antinyctalopic
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antiobesity
Calcium found in Root (2780 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antiosteomyelitic
Cryptotanshinone found in Root
Antiosteoporotic
Calcium found in Root (2780 ppm)
Copper found in Root (8 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3230 ppm)
Manganese found in Root (23 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antiototic
Manganese found in Root (23 ppm)
Antioxidant
Manganese found in Root (23 ppm)
Salvianolic-acid-a found in Root
Antiperiodontitic
Calcium found in Root (2780 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antiplaque
Magnesium found in Root (3230 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antiprolactin
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antiprostatitic
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antiretinopathic
Magnesium found in Root (3230 ppm)
Antirheumatic
Calcium found in Root (2780 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antisecretory
Salvianolic-acid-a found in Root
Antiseptic
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antispare-Tire
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antispasmodic
Magnesium found in Root (3230 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (11700 ppm)
Antispasmophilic
Magnesium found in Root (3230 ppm)
Antistomatitic
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antistress
Calcium found in Root (2780 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3230 ppm)
Antistroke
Magnesium found in Root (3230 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (11700 ppm)
Antisyndrome-X
Magnesium found in Root (3230 ppm)
Manganese found in Root (23 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antitic
Calcium found in Root (2780 ppm)
Antitinnitic
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antitonsilitic
Cryptotanshinone found in Root
Antitriglyceride
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Antiulcer
Salvianolic-acid-a found in Root
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Anxiolytic
Calcium found in Root (2780 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3230 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (11700 ppm)
Bacteristat
Tanshinone-i found in Root
Tanshinone-ii-a found in Root
Beta-Blocker
Potassium found in Root (11700 ppm)
CNS-Depressant
Magnesium found in Root (3230 ppm)
Calcium-Antagonist
Magnesium found in Root (3230 ppm)
Tanshinone-ii-a found in Root
Calcium-Channel-Blocker
Calcium found in Root (2780 ppm)
Collagenic
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Contraceptive
Copper found in Root (8 ppm)
Copper-Antagonist
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Cytostatic
Salviol found in Root
Deodorant
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Diuretic
Calcium found in Root (2780 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3230 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (11700 ppm)
Ergogenic
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Hypertensive
Sodium found in Root (70 ppm)
Hypocholesterolemic
Calcium found in Root (2780 ppm)
Copper found in Root (8 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3230 ppm)
Hypoglycemic
Manganese found in Root (23 ppm)
Hypotensive
Calcium found in Root (2780 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3230 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (11700 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Immunomodulator
Copper found in Root (8 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3230 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Immunostimulant
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Immunosuppressant
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Insulinogenic
Magnesium found in Root (3230 ppm)
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Laxative
Calcium found in Root (2780 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3230 ppm)
Leptingenic
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Litholytic
Magnesium found in Root (3230 ppm)
Mucogenic
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Myorelaxant
Magnesium found in Root (3230 ppm)
NF-kB-Inhibitor
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Neurotransmitter
Magnesium found in Root (3230 ppm)
Pesticide
Arsenic found in Root (0.34 ppm)
Cryptotanshinone found in Root
Salviol found in Root
Tanshinone-i found in Root
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Prooxidant
Iron found in Root (230 ppm)
Schizophrenigenic
Copper found in Root (8 ppm)
Sodium-Blocker
Tanshinone-ii-a found in Root
Spermigenic
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Testosteronigenic
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Tranquilizer
Calcium found in Root (2780 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3230 ppm)
Trichomonicide
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)
Uterorelaxant
Magnesium found in Root (3230 ppm)
Vasodilator
Calcium found in Root (2780 ppm)
Magnesium found in Root (3230 ppm)
Potassium found in Root (11700 ppm)
Vulnerary
Zinc found in Root (12 ppm)

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Arsenic Root 0.34
Calcium Root 2,780
Copper Root 8
Cryptotanshinone Root
Danshenspiroketallactone Plant
Hydroxytanshinone Root
Iron Root 230
Isocryptotanshinone Root
Isotanshinone-i Root
Isotanshinone-ii Root
Isotanshinone-iii Plant
Magnesium Root 3,230
Manganese Root 23
Methyl-tanshinonate Root
Methyl-tanshinone Root
Miltirone Root
Potassium Root 11,700
Salvianolic-acid-a Root
Salviol Root
Sodium Root 70
Tanshinolactone Plant
Tanshinone-i Root
Tanshinone-ii Root
Tanshinone-ii-a Root
Tanshinone-iiib Plant
Tanshinonic-acid Plant
Zinc Root 12
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]