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danshensu (Salvia multiorrhiza)



Definition A chemical that is an active

component of Salvia miltiorrhiza, a traditional Chinese herb, which lowers homocysteine levels* in rats with elevated homocysteine, acting via trans-sulphuration.

*Elevated plasma total homocysteine levels are an independent risk factor for cardiovascular diseases.    

Reference Br J Pharmacol. Jun 2009; 157(3): 482–490. Published online Apr 30, 2009. doi:  10.1111/j.1476-5381.2009.00179.x http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2707994/

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