Archives of Pharmacal Research

, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 53–58 | Cite as

Studies on the antioxidant components of Korean ginseng (III)

Identification of phenolic acids
  • Byung Hoon Han
  • Myung Hwan Park
  • Yong Nam Han
Original Articles

Abstract

The effective components of Korean ginseng showing the lipid-peroxide depressing activity were isolated. From the ether-soluble acidic fraction of fresh ginseng three phenolic acids were obtained. Salicylic acid and vanillic acid exhibited the potent antioxidant activity, whereasp-hydroxycinnamic acid did not.

Keywords

Korean ginseng Anti-oxidant Inhibition of lipid peroxidation Phenolic acids 

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© The Pharmaceutical Society of Korea 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Byung Hoon Han
    • 1
    • 2
  • Myung Hwan Park
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yong Nam Han
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Natural Products Research InstituteSeoul National UniversitySeoul
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry, College of Natural ScienceKangweon National UniversityChuncheonKorea

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