Overview of Salvia miltiorrhiza as a potential therapeutic agent for various diseases. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Overview ofas a Potential Therapeutic Agent for Various Diseases: An Update on Efficacy and Mechanisms of Action.
Antioxidants (Basel). 2020 Sep 13 ;9(9). Epub 2020 Sep 13. PMID: 32933217
Bunge () is a medicinal herb that has been used for the treatment for various diseases such as cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases in East Asia including Korea. Considering its extensive usage as a therapeutic agent for multiple diseases, there is a need to review previous research regarding its therapeutic benefits and their mechanisms. Therefore, we searched PubMed and PubMed Central for articles reporting its therapeutic effects on certain disease groups including cancers, cardiovascular, liver, and nervous system diseases. This review provides an overview of therapeutic benefits and targets of, including inflammation, fibrosis, oxidative stress, and apoptosis. The findings on multi-functional properties ofdiscussed in this article support the efficacy ofextract on various diseases, but also call for further research on the multiple mechanisms that mediate its therapeutic effects.