Species: Salvia miltiorrhiza
Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge (Danshen) is a well-known traditional Chinese medicine with high medicinal and economic value. It is mainly used to treat cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. The Chinese pharmacopeia stipulates that the medicinal part of S. miltiorrhiza is its dried root. There are two major bioactive components of S. miltiorrhiza, lipophilic tanshinones and hydrophilic phenolic acids.