Studies on the antioxidant components of Korean ginseng (III)
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.
KeywordsKorean ginseng Anti-oxidant Inhibition of lipid peroxidation Phenolic acids
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