A deceased respectable herbal expert and clinician, Shi Jin-mo (1882-1968), was well known for his expertise on selecting twin combinations of herbs in the formation of simple, synergistic formulae. Shi advocated the use of Salviae Miltiorrhizae Radix et Rhizoma (Danshen) together with Puerariae Lobatae Radix (Gegen) for the promotion of a good circulation. The herbal combination D&G was found to have following actions:
1) anti-Inflammatory and anti-oxidation,
3) anti-foam cell formation on vascular endothelium,
Three randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials have been conducted using D&G combination:
1)The patients with coronary arterial diseases was well tolerated and effective in improving vascular function and structure.
2) D&G was found significantly improved the atherogenic process in high-risk hypertensive subjects.
3) D&G prevented atherosclerosis and lowered LDL and total cholesterol in postmenopausal women with early hypercholesterolemia.
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