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Archive for the 'Danshen' Category

Effects of herbals on warfarin therapy

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

Researchers at the University of Hong Kong, in China, studied the risk for an herbal:warfarin interaction in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. (more…)

Danshen to treat myocardial infarction

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Danshen (Salvia miltiorrhiza) is used in China to treat several diseases, including acute heart attacks.

The latest Cochrane Review is unimpressed. (more…)

What not to take before surgery

Friday, January 9th, 2009

OK, you’re scheduled for surgery, and you take herbals.

Does your surgeon know what you take?

Be smart. If you use any of the herbals on this list, tell your surgeon.


A review of suxiao jiuxin wan as treatment for angina pectoris

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

Suxiao jiuxin wan is a mixture of herbs that is used in China along with western medicine to treat angina.

This Cochrane review concluded that the evidence does not support its use. (more…)

No interaction between danshen and theophylline

Monday, February 4th, 2008

Danshen (Radix Salviae Miltiorrhiza Bge, Salvia Root P.E.) extract is used to treat and prevent heart disease and senility in Asia, according to researchers from China. In some cases, patients might take danshen combined with theophylline (used to treat asthma).

Since they are both metabolized by the same liver enzyme system (CYP1A2), this study was conducted to determine the risk of a drug interaction. (more…)

Danshen safety and effectiveness to treat stroke

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

Danshen (Salvia miltiorrhiza) is used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) to treat stroke, as well as heart disease, atherosclerosis, and blood clotting abnormalities.

The Cochrane Collaboration updated an earlier review of danshen to treat ischemic stroke — the most common kind of stroke, caused by an interruption in blood flow to the brain (as when a clot blocks a blood vessel). (more…)