Salvia digitaloides Diels

The species is found in mountainous country in northern and central Yunnan, on grassy slopes or in coniferous woodland, at altitudes of 2.500-3.400 m. Seeds were sent to England by George Forrest [Cowan 1952], A variety occurs in south-western Sichuan.

The root is used in medicine, for the same purpose as that of S. miltiorrhiza Bunge, namely to stimulate the circulation, treat women's diseases, clear extra-vasated blood, and regulate the senses, also to allay the pains of swellings and clear out pus. Recently, it has been found eminently successful for use in cardiovascular and coronary heart disorders [Flora Yunnanica 1977].

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