Analysis of Danshen and twelve related Salvia species.

  title={Analysis of Danshen and twelve related Salvia species.},
  author={Luyang Lu and Yuan Liu and Zhifeng Zhang and Hao Zhang},
  journal={Natural product communications},
  volume={7 1},
Danshen is a commonly used traditional Chinese herb, but over twenty Salvia species are used as Danshen by local herbalists. In this study, twelve Salvia species from the plateau of Sichuan and Yunnan Provinces were collected, analyzed and compared with Danshen by HPLC. The results showed that most of the Salvia species were good sources of rosmarinic acid and tanshinones. The highest amount of both rosmarinic acid and tanshinone IIA were found in S. przewalskii Maxim. These results pave the… CONTINUE READING

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