Table 1: Effects of Danshen on average body weight change and daily food uptaken in BALB/c mice.

Supplemented
daily diet
Body weight at d0 (grams)Body weight at d70 (grams)Body weight increase %Daily food/per mouse (grams)

0% Danshen27.1 ± 0.6729.5 ± 0.449.6 ± 1.474.5 ± 0.09
0.5% Danshen27.2 ± 0.5930.0 ± 0.6110.4 ± 1.444.3 ± 0.17
1% Danshen29.2 ± 0.4129.8 ± 0.289.6 ± 1.454.4 ± 0.03
2% Danshen27.0 ± 1.0130.0 ± 0.2911.0 ± 0.784.3 ± 0.03

Mice were weighed before ingesting Danshen at day 0 (d0) and at d70. Daily food/per mouse was calculated by total amount of food uptaken divided by total days and total number of mice. The data of normal food group were calculated from 20 mice of 6 experiments; the data of 0.5% Danshen group were calculated from 14 mice of 4 experiments; the data of 1% Danshen group were calculated from 16 mice of 5 experiments; and the data of 2% Danshen group were calculated from 15 mice of 4 experiments. The data are presented as mean ± SEM. There are no significant differences detected among all experiment groups.