The effect of mineral fertilization on the content of biologically active compounds and mass of roots of Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge



The research of mineral fertilization effect of Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge has been carried out in 2004–2006. It was found that potassium fertilization had the biggest influence on the amount of dry root mass changeability. The evaluation of mineral fertilizer effect of biological active compounds gave ambiguous results. In the raw material of Polish cultivation origin the phenolic acids and tanshinones, which determine the healing properties of Salvia miltiorrhiza, were noticed. In the roots the tanshinone IIA occurred to be the dominating substance from diterpenes group. The weather conditions significantly influenced the amount of biological active compounds.
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