Danshen (scientific name: Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge) is a perennial erect herb of the genus Salvia, distributed in Anhui, Shanxi, Hebei, Sichuan, Jiangsu, and other places in China. In addition, Hubei, Gansu, Liaoning, Shaanxi, Shandong, Zhejiang, Henan, Jiangxi, and other places. There are also distributions in Japan. The root of Salvia miltiorrhiza mainly contains fat-soluble diterpenoids and water-soluble phenolic acids, as well as flavonoids, triterpenes, sterols, and other ingredients.

Salvia miltiorrhiza extract is brick red to brownish red powder.

The fat-soluble components of Salvia miltiorrhiza are mostly conjugated quinones and ketone compounds, mainly including: Tanshinone Ⅰ, Tanshinone ⅡA, ⅡB, Ⅳ, Ⅴ, Ⅵ, Cryptotanshinone, and the water-soluble components of Salvia miltiorrhiza mainly The phenolic acids are Salvianic acid A (Salvianic acid A), also known as Danshensu.

Salvia miltiorrhiza extract

What are the applications of tanshinone?

1. Application in the field of cosmetics:

Tanshinone has the anti-androgen effect, reduces sebum production, has anti-Propionibacterium acne effect, reduces inflammation exacerbated by bacterial metabolism, can eliminate acne and acne, regulate skin water and oil balance, and promote microcirculation.

2. Application in the field of medical and health

2.1 Tanshinone can be used as an injection, mainly has the effect of promoting blood circulation and removing blood stasis, and can be used to improve microcirculation in patients with angina, coronary heart disease, and myocardial infarction.

2.2 Tanshinone can be used as a drug capsule for the treatment of skin diseases.

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